Gateway E-9425R Server UG - Select your product category

Gateway E-9425R Server UG - Select your product category
USER GUIDE
Gateway® E-9425R Server
Contents
Chapter 1: Checking Out Your Gateway Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hot-swap backplanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SAS/SATA backplane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Server Companion DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setting up the hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Mounting your server into a cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Installing the bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Removing the server from a cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Starting your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Understanding the power-on self-test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Turning off your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting up the operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Initial hardware settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Chapter 3: Maintaining Your Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Caring for your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cleaning your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Preparing for system recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Recording the BIOS configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
System administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Gateway System Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Server security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Identifying your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Updating the baseboard management controller firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using your Server Companion DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Server Companion DVD contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Viewing documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Installing drivers and programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Updating the BIOS and firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Booting the Server Companion DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Chapter 4: Installing Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Preparing to install components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Selecting a place to work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Gathering the tools you need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Opening the server case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Closing the server case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Installing and removing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Removing and installing an optical drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Removing and installing a hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Installing an optional diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Filling empty drive bays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Installing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Non-redundant mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Mirroring mode: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Sparing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Installing and removing PCI expansion cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Removing and installing the PCI riser assembly, a riser, or PCI card . . .43
Replacing system fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Replacing or adding a processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Replacing a power supply module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Replacing the power distribution board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Replacing the power cage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Replacing the hot-swap backplanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Replacing the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID card . . . . . . . . . .55
Installing and removing an optional mezzanine board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Replacing the CMOS battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Replacing the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Replacing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Chapter 5: Using the BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Opening the BIOS Setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Updating the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Recovering the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Resetting the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Resetting BIOS passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Tutoring and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Beep codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
LED information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Diagnostic LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Optical drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Expansion cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Appendix A: Server Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
System specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
System board specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Electronic specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Memory map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Interrupts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Connector pinouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Additional specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Appendix B: BIOS Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Appendix C: Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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• Front
• Back
• Interior
• System board
• Hot-swap backplanes
• Getting Help
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Front
Control panel
Optical drive
SMIL module port
Hard drives
Control panel
2
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Feature
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Feature
1
2 USB ports
6
NIC status LED
2
Power button
7
System fault LED
3
ID button
8
Reset button
4
Power LED
9
NMI button
5
ID LED
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Back
Back
Dual NIC
connectors
PS/2 keyboard
connector
Server
PS/2 mouse
management connector
port
VGA
connector
ID LED
Serial port
Dual USB
connectors
SAS JBOD connector
(optional
AC power
connector
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Interior
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#
Feature
#
Feature
1
System board
7
Slimline DVD/CD-RW combo
drive or DVD-RW drive
2
System fans
8
SAS/SATA backplane
3
Fan board
9
ROMB battery backup
4
Hard drive bays
10
Riser card assembly
5
SMIL module (optional)
11
Power supply bay
6
Control panel
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System board
Connectors
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
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Feature
#
Feature
1
Rear dual USB Port (J35)
20
DIMM7 socket (J24)
2
Serial port (J31)
21
DIMM8 socket (J25)
3
ID LED (CR16)
22
Fan power/fan tach connector (J99)
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Feature
#
Feature
4
VGA port (J39)
23
Processor 1 (CPU1) socket
5
PS/2 mouse port (J15)
24
Processor 2 (CPU2) socket
6
PS/2 keyboard port (J6)
25
Processor power connector (J28)
7
Server management port (J59)
26
SMIL connector (J33)
8
Dual NIC connector (RJ-45) (J14)
27
Main power connector (J5)
9
PCI-E expansion slot (J4)
28
Internal USB port for USB floppy (J27)
10
PCI-X/PCI-E expansion slot (J9)
29
Control panel USB connector (J38)
11
Battery (B1)
30
Power supply I2C connector (J46)
12
System configuration jumper (J3)
31
Mini-SAS connector 1 (J1)
13
Front panel VGA connector (J13)
32
Control panel IDE connector (J7)
14
DIMM1 socket (J18)
33
Mini-SAS connector 2 (J2)
15
DIMM2 socket (J19)
34
Chassis intrusion connector (J17)
16
DIMM3 Socket (J20)
35
PCI-E mezzanine board connector (J11)
17
DIMM4 socket (J21)
36
PCI-X mezzanine board connector (J36)
18
DIMM5 socket (J22)
37
Floppy connector (J26)
19
DIMM6 socket (J23)
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Hot-swap backplanes
Hot-swap backplanes
SAS/SATA backplane
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Feature
#
Feature
1
IDE connector
7
SAS/SATA hard drive connector 3
2
Control panel USB connector (to
control panel)
8
Control panel USB connector (to
system board)
3
SSI connector
9
JTAG connector
4
SAS/SATA hard drive connector 0
10
SSI/IDE connector
5
SAS/SATA hard drive connector 1
11
Backplane power connector
6
SAS/SATA hard drive connector 2
12
SAS connector
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LED information
See the following table for a description of this server’s LEDs and the information
they provide:
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LED Name
Function
Location
Color
Description
ID
Aid in server
identification
Control panel
and back of
system board
Yellow
(front)
Blue (back)
On - Server identification
enabled
System Fault
Visible fault
warning
Control panel
Red
Off - System normal
Blinking - Non-critical
system fault
On - Critical system fault
(system needs to be shut
down and serviced)
Hard drive
tray LEDs
Indicate drive
status and
activity
On each hard
drive tray
Blue or red
Blue (On) - Hard drive
present
Blue (Blinking) - Hard drive
activity
Red (On) - Hard drive fault
Red (Blinking) - Hard drive
rebuilding
Off - No hard drive access
NIC status
LEDs
Identify NIC
states
Control panel
and back I/O
panel RJ-45
connectors
Blue (front)
Blue (On) - Link
Blue (Blink) - Activity
Off - No link
Green/
Orange
(back)
LED 1 Green (On) - NIC
linked
LED 1 Green (Blinking) - NIC
1 Gbps activity
LED 1 (Off ) - No link
LED 2 Orange (On) Link
speed 1 Gbps
LED 2 Green (On) - Link at
100 Mbps
LED 2 Green (Off ) - Link at
10 Mbps
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LED Name
Function
Location
Color
Description
Power LED
Identify the
power state of
the system
Control panel
Blue
Off - Power is off
Blinking - Power saving state
(S1, S3, or S4)
On - Power is on
AC power
LED
Identify power
supply fault
Power supply
module
Green or
Orange
Green (On) - Power supply
good and receiving power
Orange (On) - Power supply
critical event causing
shutdown
Orange (Blinking) - Close to
protection threshold or over
within 15 seconds
Off - Power supply not
receiving power
Getting Help
In addition to your operating system’s documentation, you can use the
following information resources to help you use your server.
Server Companion DVD
Use the Server Companion DVD to access file utilities, Windows Server 2003
drivers, and documentation for your server and its components. For instructions,
see Using Your Server Companion DVD.
Gateway Web site
Gateway provides a variety of information on its Web site to help you use your
server.
Visit the Gateway Web site at support.gateway.com for:
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Technical documentation and product guides
Technical tips and support
Updated hardware drivers
Order status
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Telephone support
You can access a wide range of services through your telephone, including
customer service, technical support, and information services. For more
information, see “Telephone support” on page 70.
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Setting Up Your Server
• Setting up the hardware
• Protecting from power source problems
• Mounting your server into a cabinet
• Starting your server
• Setting up the operating system
• Initial hardware settings
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Setting up the hardware
To make sure that your working environment is safe:
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Caution
Your server comes with 3-wire AC power
cords fitted with the correct plug style for
your region. If these plugs do not match
the connectors on your surge protector,
UPS, or wall outlet, do not attempt to
modify the plugs in any way. Use a surge
protector, UPS, or wall outlet that is
appropriate for the supplied AC power
cords.
Important
Keep the server boxes and packing
material in case you need to ship the
server.
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Use a clean, dry, flat, stable surface for your server. Allow at least 6 inches
at the back of the server for cabling and air circulation.
Use the instructions on your server’s setup poster to set up your hardware.
Use a grounded (three-prong) surge protector. A surge protector helps
protect against AC power fluctuations. For additional protection from
power outages, we recommend that you use an uninterruptible power
supply (UPS).
Avoid subjecting your server to extreme temperature changes. Do not
expose your server to direct sunlight, heating ducts, or other
heat-generating objects. Damage caused by extreme temperatures is not
covered by your warranty. As a general rule, your server is safest at
temperatures that are comfortable for you.
Keep your server and magnetic media away from equipment that
generates magnetic fields, such as unshielded stereo speakers. Strong
magnetic fields can erase data on both diskettes and hard drives. Even a
telephone placed too close to the server may cause interference.
Protecting from power source problems
Surge protectors, line conditioners, and uninterruptible power supplies can help
protect your server against power source problems.
Caution
High voltages can enter your server
through the power cord and the modem
and network connections. Protect your
server by using a surge protector. If you
have a modem, use a surge protector that
has the appropriate type of modem jack.
During an electrical storm, unplug the
surge protector and the modem and
network cables.
Surge protectors
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your server
can increase to far above normal levels and cause data loss or server damage.
Protect your server and peripheral devices by connecting them to a surge
protector, which absorbs voltage surges and prevents them from reaching your
server.
When you purchase a surge protector:
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Make sure that the surge protector meets the appropriate product safety
certification for your location, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Check the maximum amount of voltage the protector allows to pass
through the line. The lower the voltage, the better the protection for your
server.
Check the energy absorption (dissipation) rating. The higher the energy
absorption rating, the better the protection for your server.
Line conditioners
A line conditioner protects your server from the small fluctuations in voltage
from an electrical supply. Most servers can handle this variation, called line noise,
without problems. However, some electrical sources include more line noise
than normal. Line noise can also be a problem if your server is located near, or
shares a circuit with, a device that causes electromagnetic interference, such as
a television or a motor.
Some surge protectors and uninterruptible power supplies include simple
line-conditioning capabilities.
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Uninterruptible power supplies
Use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect your server from data loss
during a total power failure. A UPS uses a battery to keep your server running
temporarily during a power failure and lets you save your work and shut down
your server. You cannot run your server for an extended period of time while
using only the UPS. To buy a UPS, visit accessories.gateway.com.
Mounting your server into a cabinet
Caution
Before attaching cabinet accessories,
make sure that the server is turned off
and all power cords are unplugged.
Caution
The cabinet must provide sufficient
airflow to the front of the server to
maintain correct cooling.
The fixed-rail cabinet mounting hardware included with your server should be
used with standard 4-post cabinets that have front and back vertical posts. If
your cabinet is a different type, obtain mounting hardware from the cabinet
manufacturer.
The fixed-rail rackmount kit contents:
Front server rails (2)
Back server rails (2)
■ Fastener pack (1)
■ Locking screws (4)
■ Mounting nuts (4)
■ Mounting screws (4)
If you ordered the optional tooless-rail kit for your server, refer to the
instructions included in the kit.
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To mount your server in a cabinet:
1 Align the slots in the front server rails with the studs on the side of the
server, then engage the slots with the studs and slide the rails forward until
they stop.
Front server rail (installed)
Stud
Stud
Locking screw (installed)
2 Align the locking screw holes in the rails with the threaded screw holes
in the server, then install one locking screw through the each front server
rail.
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3 Align the slots in the back server rails with the studs on the side of the
server, then engage the slots with the studs and slide the rail forward until
it stops.
Locking screw (installed)
Stud
Back server rail
(installed)
Stud
4 Align the locking screw holes in the rails with the threaded screw holes
in the server, then install one locking screw through the each back server
rail.
5 Attach mounting nuts to the two front cabinet posts where you plan to
install the server.
Front cabinet post
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6 Attach one mounting nut to each of the two back cabinet posts where you
plan to install the server.
Back cabinet post
Mounting nut
Hinged back rail
mounting bracket
7 Hold the server in place in the cabinet and swing the hinged back rail
mounting brackets into alignment with the mounting nuts, then secure
the back in place with two mounting screws (one on each side).
Mounting screw
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8 Align the mounting screw holes in the server handles with the front
mounting nuts, then secure the front in place with two mounting screws
(one on each side).
Server
Mounting screw
Warning
You must support the server while
installing or removing the front and back
mounting screws. If the server is not
supported, damage to the server or injury
may result.
Installing the bezel
To install the bezel:
1 With the server pulled out from the cabinet, align the holes in the handles
with the holes in the sides of the server.
Mounting screw
Handle
Server (side)
Mounting screw
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2 Attach the handles to the sides of the server with two mounting screws
on each side.
3 Remove the bezel lock keys from the inside of the bezel, then insert the
left side of the bezel into the left handle and swing the right side of the
bezel in until it snaps into place.
4 When the bezel is in place, lock the bezel by inserting the key into the lock
in the lower right corner of the bezel and turning it clockwise until it stops.
5 Put the key in a safe place.
Removing the server from a cabinet
To remove the server from a cabinet:
Warning
Screws are required to support the front
and back of the server. You must support
the server while removing the front
screws and back screws. If the server is
not supported, damage to the server or
injury may result.
1 While supporting the server, remove the front and rear mounting screws
that hold the server in the cabinet.
2 Remove the server from the cabinet.
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Starting your server
Before you start your server for the first time:
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Caution
When you connect peripheral devices to
the server, make sure that your server and
devices are turned off and the power
cords are unplugged.
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Make sure that the server and monitor are plugged into a power outlet
or surge protector and that the surge protector (if you are using one) is
turned on.
Make sure that all cables are connected securely to the correct ports and
jacks on the back of the server.
To start the server:
1 Turn on any peripheral devices connected to the server.
2 Press the power button (1), the Power LED (2) lights.
If nothing happens when you press the power button:
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Make sure that the power cable(s) is plugged in securely and that
your surge protector (if you are using one) is plugged in and turned
on.
Make sure that the monitor is connected to the server, plugged into
the power outlet or surge protector, and turned on. You may also
need to adjust the monitor’s brightness and contrast controls.
If you cannot find the cause of the power loss, contact Gateway
Customer Care. For more information, see “Getting Help” on
page 9.
3 The first time you turn on the server, any pre-installed operating system
may begin asking you for configuration settings. See your operating
system’s documentation for instructions on configuring advanced settings
for your specific network.
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Setting up the operating system
Understanding the power-on self-test
When you turn on your server, the power-on self-test (POST) routine checks the
server memory and components. If POST finds any problems, the server displays
error messages. Write down any error messages that you see, then see “Error
messages” on page 72 and “Beep codes” on page 78 for troubleshooting
information.
Turning off your server
Every time you turn off your server, first shut down the operating system. You
may lose data if you do not follow the correct procedure.
To turn off the server:
Caution
The power button on the server does not
turn off server AC power. To remove
AC power from the server, you must
unplug the AC power cords from the wall
outlet or power source. The power cords
are considered the disconnect device to
the main (AC) power.
1 See the operating system’s documentation or online help for instructions
on shutting down the operating system. Whenever possible, you should
use the operating system’s shut down procedure instead of pressing the
power button.
2 If your server did not turn off automatically, press the power button.
- OR Press the reset button to reset the server.
Setting up the operating system
If you ordered your server with the operating system already installed by
Gateway, in most cases it is completely installed and the basic settings are
already configured. The Windows Small Business Server operating system may
require additional installation, depending on the version you ordered. See your
operating system’s documentation for instructions on completing the
installation or configuring advanced settings for your specific network.
If you are installing an operating system because it was not already installed by
Gateway, see the appropriate installation guide for instructions.
Initial hardware settings
Your server comes from the manufacturer with the correct initial hardware
settings to operate your server as configured. However, you might want to
change settings to reflect a tasking change, a change in security requirements,
or the addition of new resources to your server.
General hardware settings can be changed by using the BIOS Setup utility. For
information on the BIOS Setup utility, see “Using the BIOS Setup Utility” on
page 63. For information on BIOS settings, see “BIOS Settings” on page 99.
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Maintaining Your Server
• Caring for your server
• Preparing for system recovery
• System administration
• Identifying your server
• Updating the baseboard management controller
firmware
• Using your Server Companion DVD
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Caring for your server
To extend the life of your server:
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Be careful not to bump or drop your server.
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When transporting your server, we recommend that you put it in the
original packaging materials.
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Keep your server and magnetic media away from equipment that
generates magnetic fields, such as unshielded speakers.
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Avoid subjecting your server to extreme temperatures. Do not expose
your server to heating ducts or other heat-generating objects. Damage
caused by extreme temperatures is not covered by your warranty. As a
general rule, your server is safest at temperatures that are comfortable for
you.
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Keep all liquids away from your server. When spilled onto server
components, almost any liquid can result in extremely expensive repairs
that are not covered under your warranty.
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Avoid dusty or dirty work environments. Dust and dirt can clog the internal
mechanisms and can cause the server to overheat.
Cleaning your server
Keeping your server clean and the vents free from dust helps keep your server
performing at its best. Your server cleaning kit could include:
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A soft, lint-free cloth
Glass cleaner
An aerosol can of air with a narrow, straw-like extension
Isopropyl alcohol
Cotton swabs
A tape drive cleaning cartridge (if a tape drive is installed)
An optical drive cleaning kit
Cleaning tips
Warning
When you shut down your server, the
power turns off, but some electrical
current still flows through your server. To
avoid possible injury from electrical
shock, unplug the power cord and all
other cables connected to the server.
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Always turn off your server and other peripheral devices before cleaning
any components.
Use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean your server and other parts of your
server system. Do not use abrasive or solvent cleaners because they can
damage the finish on components.
Keep the cooling vents free of dust. With your server turned off and
unplugged, brush the dust away from the vents with a damp cloth, but
be careful not to drip any water into the vents.
Cleaning the keyboard
You should clean the keyboard occasionally by using an aerosol can of air with
a narrow, straw-like extension to remove dust and lint trapped under the keys.
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If you spill liquid on the keyboard, turn off your server and turn the keyboard
upside down to let the liquid drain. Let the keyboard dry completely before
trying to use it again. If the keyboard does not work after it dries, you may need
to replace it. Keyboard damage resulting from spilled liquids is not covered by
your warranty.
Cleaning the screen
Caution
The computer screen is made of specially
coated glass and can be scratched or
damaged by abrasive or
ammonia-based glass cleaners.
If your computer screen is an LCD monitor, use only a damp, soft cloth to clean
it. Never spray water directly onto the screen.
- OR If your computer screen is not a flat panel display, use a soft cloth dampened
with glass cleaner to clean the screen. Never spray cleaner directly onto the
screen.
Cleaning the tape drive
If you use a tape drive to back up your files, regular maintenance will lengthen
the life of the drive. To maintain the drive’s reliability:
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Clean the drive monthly with the cleaning cartridge included with
the drive.
Remove the tape from the drive whenever the drive is not in use.
Preparing for system recovery
If your system files are corrupted, you may not be able to start the server from
the hard drive. Startup diskettes are diskettes that let you start the server and
attempt to fix the problem. See your operating system’s documentation or
online help for instructions on creating startup diskettes.
Some operating systems also let you create an emergency repair diskette to
back up critical operating system files. See your operating system’s
documentation or online help for instructions on creating and using an
emergency repair diskette.
Recording the BIOS configuration
To help keep track of your custom changes to BIOS settings and to prepare for
system recovery, you should record your BIOS configuration after you have your
server set up and working.
To record your BIOS configuration:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 99.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
3 Record the BIOS settings on your printout.
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System administration
Gateway System Manager
Gateway System Manager (GSM) lets you manage multiple computers on a
Windows network from a single window, then implement commands and
policies across the network with a single action. With Gateway System Manager,
you can run system management tasks which are triggered by certain events
or conditions.
For more information, refer to the Gateway Baseboard Management Controller
(BMC) User Guide at http://support.gateway.com/support/default.asp# (by
selecting this server from the list). You can also find additional information in
the program’s online help.
Server security
Locking the server
To lock the server:
1 Remove the bezel lock keys from the inside of the bezel, then snap on the
bezel. The handles must be installed for the bezel to snap on. For
instructions, see “Installing the bezel” on page 16.
2 Insert the key into the lock and rotate it ¼ turn clockwise. To unlock it,
rotate the key ¼ turn counter-clockwise.
Using BIOS security passwords
To prevent unauthorized use of the server, you can set server startup passwords.
Set an administrator password to prevent unauthorized access to the BIOS
Setup utility.
To set the BIOS security passwords:
1 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
2 Select the Security menu.
3 Select Change Administrator Password.
4 Type the password and press ENTER, then type it again and press ENTER.
5 Save your changes and close the BIOS Setup utility.
To remove a BIOS security password:
1 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
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2 Select the Security menu, then select the password to remove.
3 Enter the current password, then press ENTER.
Tips & Tricks
4 For the new password, leave the password field blank, then press ENTER.
Passwords can also be cleared using
jumpers on the system board. For
instructions, see “Resetting BIOS
passwords” on page 68.
The password is removed.
Identifying your server
While you are working on a cabinet that contains several slim servers, it can be
difficult to keep track of which server or servers you are currently working on.
The System ID indicators are a yellow LED (front) and a blue LED (back) that you
can turn on to help you locate the correct server. For the System ID indicator
to turn on, the server does not need to be turned on, but it does need to be
plugged in.
To turn on the System ID indicator:
1 Press the ID button on the control panel of the server. The yellow (front)
and blue (back) System ID LED indicators turn on. For the location of these
LEDs, see “LED information” on page 8, and “LED information” on page 8.
2 To turn off the indicator, press the System ID button.
Updating the baseboard management controller firmware
The baseboard management controller (BMC) performs several system
management functions such as:
Monitoring server components (FRU) and sensor data records (SDR) (the
information provided depends on the option selected)
■ Managing non-volatile storage for the system event log and sensor data
records
■ Interfacing with the emergency management port to send alerts and
interact with remote management systems
■ Fault resilient booting (the extent depends on the option selected)
You should update the BMC firmware when Gateway Customer Care has
instructed you to update it.
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To update the BMC firmware:
1 Download the BMC update file from support.gateway.com and copy onto
a USB Disk-on-key device.
2 Turn off and boot the system from the SCDVD, then open the command
line.
3 At the command line, change directories to the USB Disk-on-key device.
4 Run the update utility on the USB Disk-on-key device.
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Using your Server Companion DVD
You can use your Server Companion DVD to:
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Install hardware drivers
Install programs
Upgrade the BIOS and firmware
View server documentation
Server Companion DVD contents
The Server Companion DVD is a tool you can use to help maintain your server.
The DVD contains:
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Computer and component documentation
Drivers and utilities for servers running Windows 2003 Server
Viewing documents
The DVD contains documents for your server and for some optional
components. You can view the documents with the Acrobat® Reader® version
4.0 and above.
To view documents:
1 Insert the Server Companion DVD into the DVD drive on a computer
running the Windows operating system. The Gateway Application and
Driver Recovery window opens.
- OR If the window does not open, run the file Runmenu.exe on the DVD.
2 Click Documentation. The server document list opens.
3 Click the title of the document you want to view. The document opens.
4 To access files manually, open the Docs\Manuals folder on the Server
Companion DVD.
To install Acrobat Reader 7:
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Click the link for Acrobat on the Documentation page.
- OR Run Docs\Reader\app21279\Setup.exe from the Server Companion
DVD.
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Installing drivers and programs
You can install drivers and programs directly onto the server by using the
Server Companion DVD. You can also extract drivers onto diskette from the
DVD at any Windows workstation.
Important
The Server Companion DVD’s Gateway
Application and Driver Recovery utility
works only in Windows operating
systems.
To install drivers and programs at the server:
1 Insert the Server Companion DVD into your server’s DVD drive. The
Gateway Application and Driver Recovery window opens.
- OR If the window does not open automatically, run the file Runmenu.exe
on the DVD.
A list of programs and drivers that you can install appears in the Drivers
and Application Recovery list.
2 Click the program or driver you want to install, then click Install. Follow
any on-screen instructions.
To access the files manually, open the Drivers folder on the Server
Companion DVD, then open the appropriate subfolder.
To extract drivers and programs to diskettes:
1 Insert the Server Companion DVD into your server’s DVD drive. The
Gateway Application and Driver Recovery window opens.
- OR If the window does not open automatically, run the file Runmenu.exe
on the DVD.
2 Click Extract Drivers.
3 Click your server model and server operation system at the right of the
window, then click Search. A list of programs and drivers that you can
create diskettes for appears in the Drivers and Application Recovery list.
4 Click the program or driver you want to extract, then click Extract. Follow
any on-screen instructions.
To access the files manually, open the Drivers folder on the Server
Companion DVD, then open the appropriate subfolder.
Updating the BIOS and firmware
To update the BIOS and firmware:
1 Download the BIOS update file and firmware from support.gateway.com
and copy onto a USB Disk-on-key device.
2 Turn off and boot the system from the SCDVD, then open the command
line.
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3 At the command line, change directories to the USB Disk-on-key device.
4 Run the update utility batchfile on the USB Disk-on-key device.
Booting the Server Companion DVD
By booting the Server Companion DVD you can re-install the Operating System,
repair applications and drivers, or exit to the command prompt.
Important
Although the Server Companion DVD is
bootable, it does not include network
operating system files and is not intended
to restore your operating system.
To boot to this DVD:
1 With your server turned on, insert the Server Companion DVD into the DVD
drive.
2 Restart your server. A message appears asking you to select an option.
3 Press any key to boot from the DVD. The Gateway Options Main Menu
appears.
4 Follow any on-screen instructions.
You can use the options in this menu to reformat your hard drive, create
mass-storage driver disks, or reload Windows and selected applications.
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Installing Components
• Preparing to install components
• Preventing static electricity discharge
• Opening the server case
• Closing the server case
• Installing and removing drives
• Installing memory
• Installing and removing PCI expansion cards
• Replacing system fans
• Replacing or adding a processor
• Replacing a power supply module
• Replacing the hot-swap backplanes
• Replacing the hot-swap backplanes
• Replacing the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine
RAID card
• Replacing the CMOS battery
• Replacing the control panel
• Replacing the system board
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Preparing to install components
Selecting a place to work
Work on your server in an area that:
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Is clean (avoid dusty areas).
Is a low-static environment (avoid carpeted areas).
Has a stable surface on which to set your server.
Has enough room to place all of your server parts.
Is near a grounded outlet so you can test your server after installation.
Is near a telephone (in case you need help from Gateway Customer Care).
The telephone must be directly connected to a telephone jack and cannot
be connected to your server.
Gathering the tools you need
Tips & Tricks
Blue latches, thumbscrews, or connectors
indicate tool-less components.
Green latches and connectors indicate
hot-swappable components.
Some tools and supplies that you may need to work on your server are:
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A notebook to take notes
A Phillips screwdriver
A small flat-blade screwdriver
Small containers to store various types of screws
A grounding wrist strap (available at most electronic stores)
Getting Help
If you have questions about performing any of these procedures, contact
Gateway Customer Care. For more information, see “Getting Help” on page 9.
Preventing static electricity discharge
Warning
To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical
voltages and moving parts, turn off your
server and unplug the power cords and
modem cable before opening the server
case.
Warning
To prevent risk of electric shock, do not
insert any object into the vent holes of the
power supply.
The components inside your server are extremely sensitive to static electricity,
also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Before working with server components, follow these guidelines:
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Caution
ESD can permanently damage
electrostatic discharge-sensitive
components in the server. Prevent ESD
damage by following ESD guidelines
every time you open the server case.
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Turn off the server, then unplug the power cords and all other cables.
Press the power button to drain any residual power from the server.
Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and
attach it to a bare metal part of the server. You can also touch a bare metal
surface on the back of the server with your finger.
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Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing
foam.
Avoid working on the server when your work area is extremely humid.
Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready
to use them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags
because only the inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.
Always hold expansion cards by their edges or their metal mounting
brackets. Avoid touching the edge connectors and components on the
cards. Never slide expansion cards or components over any surface.
Opening the server case
Warning
This server may have two power cords. To
disconnect internal AC power, you must
unplug both power cords.
Warning
Screws are required to support the front
of the server when using the standard
cabinet rails. You must support the server
while removing the front screws and
while sliding the server off the cabinet
rails. If the server is not supported,
damage to the server or injury may result.
Caution
For correct cooling and air flow, always
reinstall the top covers before you turn on
the server. Operating the server without
the covers in place will cause the server to
overheat.
Important
The hard drive carriers shown in these
illustrations may look different than the
actual hard drive carriers in your server.
Because the components inside your server are extremely sensitive to static
electricity, make sure that you follow the instructions at the beginning of this
chapter to avoid static electricity damage.
To open the server:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 If the bezel is installed, unlock it, then pull it off.
3 If the server is mounted in a cabinet, remove the server from the cabinet.
For instructions, see “Removing the server from a cabinet” on page 17.
4 Place the server on a stable, non-skid surface.
5 Remove the screw (1) at the front of the rear top cover (3), then press and
hold the release button (2).
6 Slide the rear cover (3) toward the back of the case, then lift it off the case.
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7 Press down the two blue retaining clips (1) on the sides of the top front
cover, then slide the top front cover back (2) and lift it off the server.
Closing the server case
Important
The hard drive carriers shown in these
illustrations may look different than the
actual hard drive carriers in your server.
To close the server case:
1 Make sure that all of the internal cables are arranged inside the case so
they will not be pinched when you close the case.
2 Place the front top cover on the case and slide the cover forward, then
lift the two blue retaining clips into place.
3 Place the rear top cover (1) on the case, then slide it forward until it clicks
into place.
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Installing and removing drives
4 Replace the screw (2) to hold the rear top cover in place.
5 Reconnect the power cord(s) and all other cables.
Installing and removing drives
Your server’s basic configuration includes one optical drive and as many as four
SATA or SAS hot-swap hard drives. An optional diskette drive can also be added
in place of the hard drive on the left side of the server.
As you prepare to install drives, remember:
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You must install the optional diskette drive in the left converted hard drive
bay.
Before you install a drive, see the drive’s documentation for information
on configuring the drive, setting drive jumpers, and attaching cables.
You may need to configure the drives you install using the BIOS Setup
utility. Press F2 at startup to open the BIOS Setup utility.
Removing and installing an optical drive
To remove and install an optical drive:
Caution
The CD or DVD drive is not
hot-swappable. Before installing or
removing the drive, make sure that power
is turned off and the power cord is
unplugged.
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it from the chassis.
3 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
4 Disconnect the 44-pin optical drive cable from the optical drive interface
board.
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The hard drive carriers shown in these
illustrations may look different than the
actual hard drive carriers in your server.
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5 Loosen the thumbscrew (1) holding the retaining clip (2) against the side
of the optical drive, then move the retaining clip away from the drive.
6 Push the optical drive to the right to release the drive from the drive bay,
then pull the drive out of the bay.
7 Unscrew the two screws holding the optical drive interface board on the
back of the optical drive, then remove it.
8 Using the two screws you just removed, attach the optical drive interface
board to the back of the new optical drive.
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9 Slide the new optical drive into the drive bay, making sure you align the
drive with the retaining clips on both sides of the drive.
10 Push the retaining clip against the drive until snug, then tighten the
thumbscrew to hold the drive in place.
11 Connect the 44-pin optical drive cable to the back of the optical drive
interface board.
12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
13 Reinstall the bezel, if required, by snapping it into place on the front of
the chassis.
14 Reconnect all power cords and peripheral device cables, then turn on the
server.
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Removing and installing a hard drive
Important
Gateway tests and verifies the operation
and compatibility of the drives it sells.
Especially in a hot-swap or
mission-critical environment, additional
or replacement drives must conform to
Gateway standards.
Use this procedure to add or replace a hard drive in a hot-swap bay. Your server
supports as many as four 1-inch high, 3.5-inch hot-swap SATA and SATA II hard
drives or four 1-inch high, 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS hard drives. You can purchase
additional drives through your Gateway Sales or Customer Care representative.
To remove and install a hot-swap hard drive:
Caution
Before you remove a failed drive, use the
appropriate software and utilities
installed on the server to stop all activity
on the failed drive. Instructions for using
the software are provided by the
software manufacturer. Failure to do so
may destroy the data on the drive.
1 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it from the chassis.
2 Put your finger in the drive release lever and pull out. The drive release
lever opens.
3 Pull the drive carrier straight out of the server.
4 If you are replacing a hard drive, remove the four screws from the bottom
of the drive tray that secure the old hard drive to the tray, then remove
the drive from the tray.
5 Using the four screws you removed, install the new hard drive into the
drive tray.
6 Make sure that the tray’s release lever is open, then slide the new drive
fully into the empty hot-swap drive bay.
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7 Push the lever back into place until it latches.
8 Reinstall the bezel, if required, by snapping it into place on the front of
the chassis.
Installing an optional diskette drive
The optional diskette drive kit includes a slimline diskette drive, a 3.5" mounting
adapter bracket, 4 screws, and a thumbscrew. The 3.5" adapter bracket fits in
the left most 3.5" hard drive bay. There is a thumbscrew to secure the bracket
to the chassis. Installation of the optional diskette drive uses one of the hard
drive bays, so your server can only hold as many as three hard drives after the
installation.
To install an optional diskette drive:
Caution
The diskette drive is not hot-swappable.
Before installing or removing the drive,
make sure that power is turned off and
the power cord is unplugged.
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it from the chassis.
3 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
4 Remove the hard drive from the left-hand hard drive bay by following the
instructions in “Removing and installing a hard drive” on page 36.
5 Insert the diskette drive into the mounting adapter and secure it with the
four screws provided in the kit.
6 Insert the diskette drive/adapter assembly into the left-hand hard drive
bay, then secure it with the thumbscrew that came with the kit.
7 Connect a USB cable from the USB floppy drive connector (J27) on the
system board to the back of the diskette drive.
8 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
9 Reinstall the bezel, if required, by snapping it into place on the front of
the chassis.
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Thumbscrew
Diskette drive/adapter
assembly (inserted)
10 Reconnect all power cords and peripheral device cables, then turn on the
server.
Filling empty drive bays
Empty drive bays in the server must be filled by empty drive trays. With the bezel
removed, install the appropriate tray, then replace the bezel by snapping it into
place on the front of the server. Empty drive carriers for unused drive bays are
included with your server.
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Installing memory
Caution
Use only 667 MHz Fully-Buffered
(FB-DIMM) memory modules.
Your server supports eight 667 MHz fully-buffered DIMMs (FB-DIMMs) to
provide up to a maximum of 32 GB with fully-buffered support. Supported
DIMM sizes include 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB. DIMMs must be low-profile
or ultra low-profile and cannot exceed 1.2” in height.
The BIOS configures the memory controller to run in non-redundant, mirroring,
and sparing modes:
Memory slots
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Non-redundant mode
DIMM Installation Options - Non-redundant Mode
DIMM
1
2
4
8
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DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM7
DIMM8
Total
Usable
Memory
512 MB
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-
-
-
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-
512 MB
1 GB
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1 GB
2 GB
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2 GB
4 GB
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4 GB
512 MB
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512 MB
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1 GB
1 GB
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1 GB
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2 GB
2 GB
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2 GB
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4 GB
4 GB
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4 GB
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8 GB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
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2 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
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4 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
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8 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
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16 GB
512 MB
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512 MB
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512 MB
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512 MB
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2 GB
1 GB
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1 GB
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1 GB
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1 GB
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4 GB
2 GB
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2 GB
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2 GB
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2 GB
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8 GB
4 GB
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4 GB
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4 GB
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4 GB
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16 GB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
4 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
8 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
16 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
32 GB
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Mirroring mode:
DIMM Installation Options - Mirroring Mode
DIMM
4
8
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM7
DIMM8
Total
Usable
Memory
512 MB
-
512 MB
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512 MB
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512 MB
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1 GB
1 GB
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1 GB
-
1 GB
-
1 GB
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2 GB
2 GB
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2 GB
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2 GB
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2 GB
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4 GB
4 GB
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4 GB
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4 GB
-
4 GB
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8 GB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
2 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
4 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
8 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
16 GB
Sparing mode
For the sparing mode, please follow the online spare FBDIMM configuration
requirements (in addition to general configuration requirements) below:
■
■
■
■
When only DIMM1 and DIMM3 are being used, they must be fully
populated with dual-rank FBDIMMs.
If DIMM1 and DIMM3, and DIMM2 and DIMM4 are being used, they must
be fully populated.
If installed, DIMM1 and DIMM3, and DIMM2 and DIMM4 must contain
FBDIMMs with identical part numbers.
If installed, DIMM5 and DIMM7, and DIMM6 and DIMM8 must also contain
FBDIMMs with identical part numbers.
In the online spare mode, FBDIMMs must be populated as specified in the
following table:
DIMM Installation Options - Sparing Mode
DIMM
DIMM1 and
DIMM3
DIMM2 and
DIMM4
DIMM5 and
DIMM7
DIMM6 and
DIMM8
2*
X
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-
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4
X
X
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8
X
X
X
X
* Use only DIMM1 and DIMM3 with dual-rank FBDIMMs.
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To install or replace memory:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Pull the plastic retaining clips (1) away from the sides of the memory
module slot. If you are replacing a memory module, lift the old module
(2) out of the slot.
4 Align the notch on the new module with the notch in the memory module
slot and press the module firmly into the slot. The retaining clips on the
sides of the memory slot should secure the memory module
automatically.
5 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
6 Turn on the server and open the BIOS setup utility. Verify the System
Memory listed in the Main menu. When you exit the BIOS setup utility
make sure that the operating system completely loads. If you receive an
error, see “Memory” on page 88.
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Installing and removing PCI expansion cards
Caution
Always operate your server with the PCI
riser assembly in place. The PCI riser
assembly is important for correct airflow
within the server. Operating the server
without the PCI riser assembly in place
could result in overheating and possible
data loss or equipment damage.
The system board provides one 280-pin PCI-X/PCI-E x8 expansion slot and one
PCI-E x8 expansion slot. The PCI-X/PCI-E x8 expansion slot (on the left side when
viewed from the front of the server) can support one PCI-X 100MHz or one PCI-E
x8 using the riser card. The PCI-E expansion slot (on the right side when viewed
from the front of the server) can support one PCI-E x8 using the riser card. The
riser card comes with the system package.
Removing and installing the PCI riser assembly, a riser, or PCI card
Caution
The PCI riser assembly and individual PCI
expansion cards are not hot-swappable.
Before installing or removing any part of
the assembly, make sure that power is
turned off and the power cords are
unplugged.
To remove and reinstall the PCI riser assembly:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 If you are replacing a card, disconnect any cables that are attached to the
old card.
4 Loosen the two thumbscrews (1) at the back of the chassis, push the
release clips (2) in the direction shown in the illustration, then lift the
assembly (3) out of the chassis.
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Caution
Do not touch the contacts on the bottom
part of the expansion card. Touching the
contacts can cause electrostatic damage
to the card.
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5 Place the PCI riser assembly on a stable, static-free surface, then loosen
the screw (3) holding the card lock in place.
6 Open the card lock (4), then pull out the PCI card (5).
If you are not replacing the PCI card, insert the slot cover into the back of
the riser card assembly.
7 If you are replacing the riser card, continue with the next step.
- OR If you are replacing the PCI card, go to Step 10.
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8 Press the retaining clip (7) holding the riser card in the riser card assembly,
then push the riser card (8) in the direction shown to unlock and remove it.
9 Insert the new riser card into the riser card assembly, then push it toward
the back of the assembly. It should snap into place.
10 Insert the new PCI card into the riser card, making sure any connectors
extend through the slot at the back of the assembly and that the card is
fully seated in the riser card.
11 Close the lock to hold the card in place, then replace the screw that holds
the lock closed.
12 Position the PCI riser assembly over the PCI sockets on the server board,
Then press the PCI riser assembly into the PCI sockets.
13 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
14 See the card’s documentation for software installation instructions.
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Replacing system fans
This server contains six groups of hot-swappable, dual-rotor fans (seated in the
fan cage) and a fan board, which are located inside the chassis. These fans
maintain the ideal temperature for the system board, backplane, and disk drives.
If one fan fails, the speed of the other fans will increase. With the bad fan
replaced, the other fans may revert to normal speed.
To replace a fan group:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
System fan location
3 Note which fan group is not working and therefore needs to be replaced.
Important
Make sure that the arrows on top of the
fans indicating airflow point to the back
of the chassis. The fan cable should exit
the fan module toward the back of the
chassis.
4 Disconnect the 6-pin fan tach cable from the fan board.
5 Lift the fan group from the fan cage in the chassis.
6 Insert the replacement fan group into the fan cage.
7 Connect the 6-pin fan tach cable from the fan to the fan board.
8 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
To replace the system fans and the fan board:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Disconnect the 6-pin fan tach cables from the fan board.
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4 Lift the fan cage and fans (1) out of the server.
5 Push the fan board lock (2) toward the back of the server case to release
the fan board.
6 Push the fan board toward the fan board lock to disengage it from the
locking tabs (3), then lift the fan board out of the server case.
7 Insert the replacement fan board into the server case, aligning the locking
slots in the board with the locking tabs in the case.
8 Push the fan board away from the fan board lock, then move the lock into
position to hold the fan board in place.
Important
Make sure that the arrows on top of the
fans indicating airflow point to the back
of the chassis.
9 Place the system fan cage and fans onto the fan board, making sure to
engage the fan cage with the locking tabs on the chassis.
10 Connect the 6-pin fan tach cables from the fans to the fan tach connectors
on the fan board.
11 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
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Replacing or adding a processor
Warning
Processors and heat sinks may be hot if
the computer has been running. Before
replacing a processor or heat sink, allow
them to cool for several minutes.
Caution
A heat sink must be installed on the
processor. Installing a processor without
a heatsink could damage the processor.
The server is compatible with as many as two Intel® Xeon DP (Dual Core) 5100
Series processors. The server automatically detects the processors each time
you turn it on. Whenever you install new processors, you should first install the
most current version of the BIOS. For instructions, see “Updating the BIOS” on
page 64.
Important
You must have a processor in the
Processor 1 socket, or your server will not
start.
If you are upgrading your server from one
processor to two, you may need to
reconfigure your operating system so it
can recognize the additional processor.
For instructions, see your operating
system’s documentation.
Important
If you install two processors onto the
system board, the processors must be the
same speed, revision, core voltage, and
bus speed.
Caution
The heat sink has Thermal Interface
Material (TIM) on the bottom. Be careful
not to damage this material when you
remove the heat sink from the processor.
If removing the heat sink also pulls the
processor out of the processor socket, the
processor could be damaged.
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To replace a processor:
1 Install the most current BIOS version. For instructions, see “Updating the
BIOS” on page 64.
2 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
3 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
4 Push down, then pull out and up on the two heat sink retention levers (1)
and move them out of the way.
5 Remove the heat sink from the processor. If the heatsink sticks to the
processor, rotate the heatsink slightly to loosen it.
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6 Unlock the load lever and lift it up (1), then open the load plate (2) to
release the processor.
7 Lift the processor out of the socket (3) and place it in a static-free bag or
case for storage.
Caution
The processor only fits the socket when
oriented as indicated. Do not force the
processor into the socket to avoid
bending the pins or damaging the
processor. If the processor does not fit
completely, check its orientation and
check for bent pins.
8 Insert the new processor into the socket, making sure that the gold
triangle on the corner is situated as shown in the following illustration.
9 When the processor is oriented correctly and in place, press it firmly into
the socket, rotate the load plate into place, and push down the load lever
until it clicks into place.
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Caution
The heat sink has Thermal Interface
Material (TIM) located on the bottom of
it. Use caution when you unpack the heat
sink so you do not damage the TIM. If you
are reusing the original heatsink, make
sure that the TIM on the bottom of the
heatsink is not damaged. If the TIM is
damaged, you should remove the old TIM
and, then apply new TIM to the bottom of
the heatsink.
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10 Place the heat sink on the installed processor (2), making sure that the
locking tab on the socket goes through the hole in the heatsink.
11 Push down the heat sink retaining levers (3) and lock them under the
retaining hooks on the heat sink socket.
12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
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Replacing a power supply module
Replacing a power supply module
Caution
The power supplies in this server contain
no user-serviceable parts. Only a
qualified computer technician should
service the power supplies.
Your server comes with 3-wire AC power
cords fitted with the correct plug style for
your region. If this plug does not match
the connector on your surge protector,
UPS, or wall outlet, do not attempt to
modify the plug in any way. Use a surge
protector, UPS, or wall outlet that is
appropriate for the supplied AC power
cords.
Your server uses as many as two 650 W hot-swappable power supply modules.
If your server has both power supply modules installed, the modules act as
redundant, hot-swappable power supplies. If one of the two power supplies
fails, the other power supply supports the server while you replace the failed
power supply. You do not need to turn off the server or disconnect peripheral
devices to replace a failed redundant power supply.
If your server is only equipped with a single power supply, the server must be
turned off and the AC power cord removed before replacing it.
To replace a power supply module:
1 If your server is equipped with more than one power supply module,
determine which power supply module has failed (the LED on the power
supply will be orange).
2 If your server has only one power supply module installed, make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord before continuing.
- OR If your server has two power supply modules installed, you do not need
to turn off the power to the server before continuing.
3 Press the retaining clip on the power supply to the left to release the power
supply module from the chassis.
4 Pull the power supply module straight out of the server with the handle.
It may take considerable force to remove.
5 Insert the new power supply module into the server, with the retaining
clip on the right, until it locks into place.
6 Reconnect the AC power cord for the new power supply module.
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Replacing the power distribution board
To replace the power distribution board:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Remove the power supply modules by following the instructions in
“Replacing a power supply module” on page 51.
4 Remove the power distribution board cover (1) by pulling it out of the
chassis.
5 Disconnect the main power, CPU power, backplane power, I2C power, and
midplane power cables. See “System board” on page 5 for the location of
the connectors on the system board.
6 Remove the screw (2) holding the power board into the chassis, then press
down the tab (3) and move the power distribution board away from the
side of the chassis (4) to disengage the locking tabs and lift it out of the
chassis (5).
7 Align the new power distribution board with the stand-off and locking
tabs on the chassis, then place it on the stand-offs and slide it toward the
side of the chassis until the tab clicks into place.
8 Replace the screw you previously removed.
9 Reconnect the power cables. See “System board” on page 5 for the
location of the connectors on the system board.
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10 Reinstall the power supply modules by following the instructions in
“Replacing a power supply module” on page 51.
11 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
Replacing the power cage
To replace the power cage:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Remove the power supply modules by following the instructions in
“Replacing a power supply module” on page 51.
4 Remove the power distribution board by following the instructions in
“Replacing the hot-swap backplanes” on page 54.
5 Loosen the screws (3) holding the power cage in the chassis.
6 Slide the power cage (4) toward the front of the chassis to disengage the
locking tabs, then lift the power cage out of the chassis.
7 Place the new power cage into the chassis, aligning the cage with the
locking tabs in the chassis, then slide the power cage toward the back of
the chassis to engage the locking tabs.
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8 Replace the screws you previously removed.
9 Replace the power distribution board by following the instructions in
“Replacing the hot-swap backplanes” on page 54.
10 Reinstall the power supply modules by following the instructions in
“Replacing a power supply module” on page 51.
11 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
Replacing the hot-swap backplanes
Caution
The hot-swap backplane is not
hot-swappable. Before removing or
replacing the backplane, you must first
turn off the server and all peripheral
devices attached to the server, and
remove the AC power cord(s) from the
power supply or wall outlet.
To replace the hot-swap backplane:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it straight off the
front of the server.
3 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
4 Remove all of the hot-swap drive carriers from the server and make note
of which bay you remove each drive from. For instructions, see “Removing
and installing a hard drive” on page 36.
5 Remove the system fans and fan board by following the instructions in
“Replacing system fans” on page 46.
6 Disconnect all cables from the backplane.
7 Loosen the thumbscrew (1) on the backplane, then slide the backplane
(2) toward the right (facing the back of the chassis) until it disengages the
locking tabs and lift it out of the chassis.
Caution
Pressing or pulling on any components
on the backplane could result in damage
to the backplane.
Caution
Make sure you do not pinch, bind, or
damage any cables as you install the
backplane.
8 Holding the new backplane by the edges only, align it with the locking
tabs on the chassis, then place it on the locking tabs and slide it to the
left until it stops.
9 Tighten the thumbscrew to secure the backplane.
10 Reconnect all cables to the backplane.
11 Replace the fan board and system fans by following the instructions in
“Replacing system fans” on page 46.
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12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
13 Reinstall the hot-swap drives back into the server. Make sure that you
install the drives into the same bays you removed them from in Step 4. For
instructions see “Removing and installing a hard drive” on page 36.
14 Replace the bezel by snapping it into place on the front of the server.
Replacing the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID
card
Warning
Danger of explosion if the battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with
the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of or recycle used batteries by
taking them to a hazardous waste
facility. Follow all local regulations for
correct battery disposal.
To replace the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID card:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Press the release handle (1), then slide the ROMB battery pack for the
mezzanine RAID card (2) toward the back of the chassis to release it from
the locking tabs and lift it out of the chassis (3).
4 Align the holes in the bottom of the new ROMB battery pack for the
mezzanine RAID card (1) with the locking tabs in the chassis, then press
it into place in the chassis.
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5 Slide the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID card (2) toward the
front of the chassis until it clicks into place.
6 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
Installing and removing an optional mezzanine board
This server has two types of optional mezzanine boards. They include a
2-channel SAS mezzanine board, and 2-channel SAS mezzanine board with
RAID. They are designed to provide extra HDD storage capability with one
160-pin mezzanine board connector. Each type of mezzanine board uses the
specific chipset for optimal features and provides expansive storage by
connecting with the extra drives.
To install an optional mezzanine board:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Remove the PCI riser assembly by following the instructions in “Installing
and removing PCI expansion cards” on page 43.
4 Align the holes on one side of the board with the plastic standoffs (1) and
align the other side with the mezzanine board slot.
5 Push down on the board (2) to seat it in the mezzanine board slot and onto
the plastic standoffs until the retaining tabs snap into place.
6 Replace the PCI riser card assembly by following the instructions in
“Installing and removing PCI expansion cards” on page 43.
7 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
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Replacing the CMOS battery
To remove an optional mezzanine board:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Remove the PCI riser assembly by following the instructions in “Installing
and removing PCI expansion cards” on page 43.
4 Push aside the plastic retaining tabs (1) and pull the mezzanine board (2)
out of the mezzanine board slot.
5 Replace the PCI riser card assembly by following the instructions in
“Installing and removing PCI expansion cards” on page 43.
6 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
Replacing the CMOS battery
Warning
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with
the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of or recycle used batteries by
taking them to a hazardous waste
facility. Follow all local regulations for
correct battery disposal.
If the server clock does not keep time or the settings in the BIOS Setup utility
are not saved when you turn off the server, replace the CMOS battery with an
equivalent battery.
To replace the battery:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 99 in this guide.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
3 Record the BIOS settings on your printout, then close the utility.
4 Turn off your server, then follow the instructions in “Preventing static
electricity discharge” on page 30.
5 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
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6 Locate the old battery on the system board and note its orientation. You
will need to install the new battery the same way.
7 Push the battery retention clip away from the battery until the battery lifts
up, then remove the old battery. You can use a screwdriver to help lift the
battery.
8 Make sure that the positive (+) side of the new battery is facing the correct
direction, then press the new battery into the socket until it snaps into
place.
9 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
10 Turn on your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
11 Restore any BIOS settings that you wrote down in Step 3.
12 Save all your settings and close the BIOS Setup utility.
Replacing the control panel
Caution
Your server must be operated with a
control panel module in place.
To replace the control panel:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it straight out from
the front of the chassis.
4 Disconnect the cables from the control panel.
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5 Push the retaining clips (1) to the open position, then slide the control
panel (2) back from the front of the server to disengage it from the locking
tabs and remove it.
6 Holding the new control panel by the edges, align it with the locking tabs,
then place it on the tabs and slide it toward the front of the chassis.
7 Push the retaining tabs to the closed position to hold the control panel
in place in the chassis.
8 Connect the cables that you previously removed.
9 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
10 Replace the bezel by snapping it into place on the front of the server.
Replacing the system board
To replace the system board:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Remove the system fans and fan cage by following the instructions in
“Replacing system fans” on page 46.
4 Remove the PCI riser assembly by following the instructions in “Installing
and removing PCI expansion cards” on page 43.
5 Remove the memory modules by following the instructions in “Installing
memory” on page 39.
6 Remove the heat sinks and processors by following the instructions in
“Replacing or adding a processor” on page 48.
7 Disconnect all cables from the system board, noting their locations and
orientation. (You will reconnect the cables after you install the new board.)
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8 Loosen the two thumbscrews (1) that secure the system board to the
server.
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9 Slide the system board toward the back of the server until it is free of the
eight retaining standoffs (2), then lift the board from the chassis.
10 Place the old system board in a static-free bag for storage.
11 Insert the new system board into the chassis, aligned with the eight
retaining standoffs, then slide the board toward the front of the case so
the board is held by the standoffs.
12 Tighten the two system board thumbscrews you loosened in Step 8.
13 Connect the cables you removed in Step 7
14 Install the memory by following the instructions in “Installing memory” on
page 39.
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15 Install the processor and heatsink by following the instructions in
“Replacing or adding a processor” on page 48.
16 Reinstall the PCI riser assembly by following the instructions in “Installing
and removing PCI expansion cards” on page 43.
17 Reinstall the system fans and fan cage by following the instructions in
“Replacing system fans” on page 46.
18 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
19 Turn on your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
20 Check BIOS settings to make sure that they detect the server’s new
hardware, then save your changes (if any) and close the BIOS Setup utility.
21 If your server does not start after installing the new system board, contact
Gateway Customer Care. For more information, see “Getting Help” on
page 9.
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Using the BIOS Setup Utility
• Opening the BIOS Setup utility
• Updating the BIOS
• Resetting the BIOS
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Opening the BIOS Setup utility
The BIOS Setup utility stores basic settings for your server. These settings
include basic hardware configuration, resource settings, and password security.
These settings are stored and saved even when the power is off.
Caution
The options in the BIOS Setup utility have
been set at the factory for optimal
performance. Changes to these settings
will affect the performance of your server.
Before changing any settings, write them
down in case you need to restore them
later. You can record the settings on a
printout of this guide’s appendix for “BIOS
Settings” on page 99.
To open the BIOS Setup utility:
1 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
When you select menu items, the Item Specific Help box on the right side
of the screen displays specific information about the selection. The
command bar across the bottom of the screen shows the keys you press
to access help, navigate through the menus, and perform other tasks.
2 Select one of these menus:
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gives you access to basic information and settings related to
your server’s hardware and configuration.
Advanced gives you access to information and settings for PCI,
peripheral devices, memory, and the chipset.
Boot gives you access to information and settings for startup
features and startup sequences.
Security gives you access to settings related to system access
passwords. For more information, see “Server security” on page 24.
Server gives you access to settings for system management,
console redirection, event log configuration, and fault-resilient
boot settings.
Exit gives you access to options for closing the BIOS Setup utility.
Main
Updating the BIOS
If you need a new version of the BIOS, you can download the BIOS update from
Gateway, then install the new version from a diskette.
To update the BIOS:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 99.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup.
3 Record any custom BIOS settings on your printout.
4 Download the BIOS update from support.gateway.com.
5 Follow the instructions in the self-extracting BIOS update file.
6 Enter any custom BIOS settings you recorded in Step 3, then save your
changes and close the BIOS Setup utility.
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Recovering the BIOS
To update the BIOS under WinPE:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 99.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup.
3 Record any custom BIOS settings on your printout.
4 Download the BIOS update files from support.gateway.com.
5 Copy the files (AFUWIN.EXE, UCORESYS.SYS, UCOREW64.SYS,
the ROM image file, and FBBWIN.BAT) to the same directory.
6 Boot your server with the SCDVD (into the WinPE environment), go to the
directory containing the files, and execute the FBBWIN.BAT utility from
the command prompt.
7 Restart your server and load the default BIOS values.
8 Enter any custom BIOS settings you recorded in Step 3, then save your
changes and close the BIOS Setup utility.
Recovering the BIOS
If you encounter a problem while you are updating the BIOS, such as a power
outage, the BIOS update may not be successful. If the system continues to try
to boot from the new, corrupted BIOS, you can manually recover the old BIOS
so you can try another update.
Important
This method does not work if the
keyboard is connected through the KVM
switch.
To recover the old BIOS:
1 Insert a diskette, CD or DVD, or a bootable USB “disk-on-key” containing
the AMIBOOT.ROM file.
2 Turn on or restart the server. Press and hold CTRL+HOME during power up
until the recovery process begins (the server beeps). The process is
complete when you see a message on the screen.
3 Remove the diskette, the CD or DVD, or the bootable USB “disk-on-key.”
4 Restart the server. The old BIOS is recovered.
To manually recover the BIOS:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
Caution
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
Moving the jumper while the power is on
can damage your server. Always turn off
the server and unplug the power cords
and all other cables before changing the
jumper.
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3 Remove the jumper across pins 1-2 of header J3-E, then place the jumper
across pins 2-3.
4 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
5 Insert a bootable USB “disk-on-key” containing a valid BIOS image into a
USB port.
6 Reconnect the power cords and turn on the server. The BIOS recovery is
initiated.
7 While the BIOS is being recovered, the monitor displays a blue screen and
the server will beep continually. The process is complete when the server
stops beeping.
8 Remove the bootable USB “disk-on-key.”
9 Turn off the server, then disconnect the power cords and all other cables
connected to the server.
10 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
11 Place the jumper back onto pins 1-2.
12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
13 Plug in the AC power cords and turn on the server, then verify that the
recovery was successful.
Resetting the BIOS
You can use two methods to clear all BIOS Setup settings and return them to
the factory defaults:
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Move the Clear CMOS jumper on the system board.
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Resetting the BIOS
To reset the BIOS using the power and reset buttons:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 99 in this guide.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
3 Record any custom BIOS settings on your printout.
4 Press the reset button and hold it down for four seconds or more, then
press the power button while continuing to hold down the reset button.
5 Release both buttons at the same time. The BIOS is reset.
To reset the BIOS using the system board jumper:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 99 in this guide.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears
during startup. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
3 Record any custom BIOS settings on your printout.
4 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
5 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
6 Remove the jumper across pins 1-2 of header J3-B, then place the jumper
across pins 2-3.
Caution
Moving the jumper while the power is on
can damage your server. Always turn off
the server and unplug the power cords
and all other cables before changing the
jumper.
7 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
8 Reconnect the power cords and turn on the server. The BIOS is reset.
9 Turn off the server, then disconnect the power cords and all other cables
connected to the server.
10 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
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11 Place the jumper back onto pins 1-2.
12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
Resetting BIOS passwords
To reset BIOS passwords, you must either reset and clear all BIOS settings, or
use the Clear Password jumper. To reset all BIOS settings, follow the instructions
in “Resetting the BIOS” on page 66.
To clear the BIOS password(s):
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on
page 30. Make sure that you turn off the server, then unplug the power
cord(s) and all other cables connected to the server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
3 Remove the jumper across pins 1-2 of header J3-A, then place the jumper
across pins 2-3.
Caution
Moving the jumper while the power is on
can damage your server. Always turn off
the server and unplug the power cords
and all other cables before changing the
jumper.
4 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
5 Reconnect the power cords and turn on the server. The BIOS password(s)
is cleared.
6 Turn off the server, then disconnect the power cords and all other cables
connected to the server.
7 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 31.
8 Place the jumper back onto pins 1-2.
9 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 32.
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Troubleshooting
• Telephone support
• Tutoring and training
• Safety guidelines
• Error messages
• Troubleshooting
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Telephone support
Before calling Gateway Customer Care
If you have a technical problem with your server, follow these recommendations
before contacting Gateway Customer Care:
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Make sure that your server is connected correctly to a grounded AC outlet
that is supplying power.
If a peripheral device, such as a keyboard or mouse, does not appear to
work, make sure that all cables are plugged in securely and plugged into
the correct port or jack.
If you have recently installed hardware or software, make sure that you
have installed it following the instructions provided with it. If you did not
purchase the hardware or software from Gateway, see the manufacturer’s
documentation and technical support resources.
If you have “how to” questions about using a program, see:
■ The program’s online Help
■ The program’s documentation
■ Your operating system’s documentation
■ The software or hardware manufacturer’s Web site
See “Troubleshooting” on page 77.
Have your client ID, serial number (usually located on the back of your
server case), and order number available, along with a detailed description
of your issue, including the exact text of any error messages, and the steps
you have taken.
Make sure that your server is nearby at the time of your call. The technician
may have you follow appropriate troubleshooting steps.
Consider using Gateway’s online technical support. Gateway’s Web site
has FAQs, tips, and other technical help. You can also use the Web site to
e-mail Customer Care. For more information, visit Gateway’s Customer
Care Web site at support.gateway.com.
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Tutoring and training
Telephone support
Gateway offers a wide range of customer service, technical support, and
information services.
Telephone numbers
You can access the following services through your telephone to get answers
to your questions:
Resource
Service description
How to reach
Gateway’s
fee-based
software tutorial
service
Get tutorial assistance for software issues.
800-229-1103 (charged to
your credit card)
Gateway
Customer Care
Talk to a Gateway Customer Care
representative about a non-tutorial technical
support question.
877-485-1464 (US) (say the
word “Server”)
800-846-3609 (Canada and
Puerto Rico)
605-232-2191
(all other countries)
Sales,
accounting, and
warranty
Get information about available systems,
pricing, orders, billing statements, warranty
service, or other non-technical issues.
800-846-2000 (US)
888-888-2037 (Canada)
Tutoring and training
Gateway's Customer Care professionals cannot provide hardware and software
training. Instead, Gateway recommends the following training resources.
Resource
Service description
For more information
Gateway
Learning
Libraries
A variety of courses and tutorials are
available on CD. Select from several
easy-to-use learning libraries.
www.gateway.com/training
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Safety guidelines
While troubleshooting your server, follow these safety guidelines:
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Never remove the top panel while your server is turned on and while the
modem cable and the power cords are connected.
Do not attempt to open the monitor. To do so is extremely dangerous.
Even if the power is disconnected, energy stored in the monitor
components can be dangerous. Also, opening the monitor voids its
warranty.
Make sure that you are grounded correctly before opening the server. For
more information about preventing damage from static electricity, see
“Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 30.
After you complete any maintenance task where you have to open the
server case, make sure that you close the case and reconnect all cables
before you restart your server.
Warning
To avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to
troubleshoot your server problem if:
- The power cords or plugs are damaged
- Liquid has been spilled into your server
- Your server was dropped
- The case was damaged
Instead, unplug your server and contact a
qualified computer technician.
Error messages
These messages often indicate procedural errors such as typing an incorrect
keystroke or trying to save a file to a write-protected diskette. Some messages,
however, may indicate a problem that requires further troubleshooting.
Memory messages
Gate20 Error
The BIOS is unable to correctly control the system board’s Gate A20 function,
which controls access of memory over 1 MB. This may indicate a problem with
the system board.
Multi-Bit ECC Error
This message will only occur on systems using ECC enabled memory modules.
ECC memory has the ability to correct single-bit errors that may occur from
faulty memory modules.
A multiple-bit corruption of memory has occurred and the ECC memory
algorithm cannot correct it. This may indicate a defective memory module.
Boot messages
Boot Failure ...
This is a generic message indicating the BIOS could not boot from a particular
device. This message is usually followed by other information concerning the
device.
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Error messages
Invalid Boot Diskette
A diskette was found in the drive, but it is not configured as a bootable diskette.
Drive Not Ready
The BIOS was unable to access the drive because it indicated it was not ready
for data transfer. This is often reported by drives when no media is present.
A: Drive Error
The BIOS attempted to configure the A: drive during POST, but was unable to
correctly configure the device. This may be due to a bad cable or faulty diskette
drive.
Insert BOOT diskette in A:
The BIOS attempted to boot from the A: drive, but could not find a correct boot
diskette.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected
Boot device
BIOS could not find a bootable device in the system and/or removable media
drive does not contain media.
NO ROM BASIC
This message occurs on some systems when no bootable device can be
detected.
Storage Device messages
Primary Master Hard Disk Error
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Master could not be correctly
initialized by the BIOS. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is
trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
Primary Slave Hard Disk Error
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Slave could not be correctly
initialized by the BIOS. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is
trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
Secondary Master Hard Disk Error
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Secondary Master could not be correctly
initialized by the BIOS. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is
trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
Secondary Slave Hard Disk Error
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Secondary Slave could not be correctly
initialized by the BIOS. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is
trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
Primary Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Master failed an ATAPI compatibility
test. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and
configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
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Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Slave failed an ATAPI compatibility
test. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and
configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
Secondary Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Secondary Master failed an ATAPI
compatibility test. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying
to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
Secondary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Secondary Slave failed an ATAPI
compatibility test. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying
to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
S.M.A.R.T. Capable but Command Failed
The BIOS tried to send a S.M.A.R.T. message to a hard disk, but the command
transaction failed.
This message can be reported by an ATAPI device using the S.M.A.R.T. error
reporting standard. S.M.A.R.T. failure messages may indicate the need to replace
the hard disk.
S.M.A.R.T. Command Failed
The BIOS tried to send a S.M.A.R.T. message to a hard disk, but the command
transaction failed.
This message can be reported by an ATAPI device using the S.M.A.R.T. error
reporting standard. S.M.A.R.T. failure messages may indicate the need to replace
the hard disk.
S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace
A S.M.A.R.T. capable hard disk sends this message when it detects an imminent
failure.
This message can be reported by an ATAPI device using the S.M.A.R.T. error
reporting standard. S.M.A.R.T. failure messages may indicate the need to replace
the hard disk.
S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status BAD
A S.M.A.R.T. capable hard disk sends this message when it detects an imminent
failure.
This message can be reported by an ATAPI device using the S.M.A.R.T. error
reporting standard. S.M.A.R.T. failure messages may indicate the need to replace
the hard disk.
System configuration messages
DMA-2 Error
Error initializing secondary DMA controller. This is a fatal error, often indication
a problem with system hardware.
DMA Controller Error
POST error while trying to initialize the DMA controller. This is a fatal error, often
indication a problem with system hardware.
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Error messages
Checking NVRAM..Update Failed
BIOS could not write to the NVRAM block. This message appears when the
FLASH part is write-protected or if there is no FLASH part (System uses a PROM
or EPROM).
Microcode Error
BIOS could not find or load the CPU Microcode Update to the CPU. This message
only applies to INTEL CPUs. The message is most likely to appear when a brand
new CPU is installed in a system board with an outdated BIOS. In this case, the
BIOS must be updated to include the Microcode Update for the new CPU.
NVRAM Checksum Bad, NVRAM Cleared
There was an error in while validating the NVRAM data. This causes POST to clear
the NVRAM data.
Resource Conflict
More than one system device is trying to use the same non-shareable resources
(Memory or I/O).
NVRAM Ignored
The NVRAM data used to store Plug’n’Play (PnP) data was not used for system
configuration in POST.
NVRAM Bad
The NVRAM data used to store Plug’n’Play (PnP) data was not used for system
configuration in POST due to a data error.
Static Resource Conflict
Two or more Static Devices are trying to use the same resource space (usually
Memory or I/O).
PCI I/O conflict
A PCI adapter generated an I/O resource conflict when configured by BIOS POST.
PCI ROM conflict
A PCI adapter generated an I/O resource conflict when configured by BIOS POST.
PCI IRQ conflict
A PCI adapter generated an I/O resource conflict when configured by BIOS POST.
PCI IRQ routing table error
BIOS POST (DIM code) found a PCI device in the system but was unable to figure
out how to route an IRQ to the device. Usually this error is causing by an
incomplete description of the PCI Interrupt Routing of the system.
Timer Error
Indicates an error while programming the count register of channel 2 of the
8254 timer. This may indicate a problem with system hardware.
Interrupt Controller-1 error
BIOS POST could not initialize the Master Interrupt Controller. This may indicate
a problem with system hardware.
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Interrupt Controller-2 error
BIOS POST could not initialize the Slave Interrupt Controller. This may indicate
a problem with system hardware.
CMOS messages
CMOS Date/Time Not Set
The CMOS Date and/or Time are invalid. This error can be resolved by
readjusting the system time in AMIBIOS Setup.
CMOS Battery Low
CMOS Battery is low. This message usually indicates that the CMOS battery
needs to be replaced. It could also appear when the user intentionally
discharges the CMOS battery.
CMOS Settings Wrong
CMOS settings are invalid. This error can be resolved by using AMIBIOS Setup.
CMOS Checksum Bad
CMOS contents failed the Checksum check. Indicates that the CMOS data has
been changed by a program other than the BIOS or that the CMOS is not
retaining its data due to malfunction. This error can typically be resolved by
using AMIBIOS Setup.
Miscellaneous messages
Keyboard Error
Keyboard is not present or the hardware is not responding when the keyboard
controller is initialized.
Keyboard/Interface Error
Keyboard Controller failure. This may indicate a problem with system hardware.
System Halted
The system has been halted. A reset or power cycle is required to reboot the
machine. This message appears after a fatal error has been detected.
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Troubleshooting
First steps
Warning
To avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to
troubleshoot your server problem if:
- The power cords or plugs are damaged
- Liquid has been spilled into your server
- Your server was dropped
- The case was damaged
Instead, unplug your server and contact a
qualified computer technician.
Try these steps first before going to the following sections:
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Make sure that the power cords are connected to your server and an
AC outlet and that the AC outlet is supplying power.
If you use a surge protector or a UPS, make sure that it is turned on and
is rated to handle the power required by your server.
If you added or removed server components before the problem started,
review the installation procedures you performed and make sure that you
followed each instruction. You may need to remove the device, uninstall
the device’s software, then reinstall the device.
If an error message appears on the screen, write down the exact message
before calling Gateway Customer Care. For instructions, see “Telephone
support” on page 70.
Restart your server, then open the BIOS Setup utility by pressing and
holding F2 while your server restarts. Check your configuration settings.
When diagnosing problems, press the non-maskable interrupt (NMI)
button to put the server into a halt state. For the location of the button,
see “Control panel” on page 2.
If an error occurs in a program, see its documentation or online help.
Battery replacement
Warning
To avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to
troubleshoot your server problem if:
- The power cords or plugs are damaged
- Liquid has been spilled into your server
- Your server was dropped
- The case was damaged
Instead, unplug your server and contact a
qualified computer technician.
If you have problems after installing a new CMOS battery, try each of the
following items, closing the case and restarting the server after each try:
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Restart your server, then open the BIOS Setup utility by pressing and
holding F2 while your server restarts. Correct any discrepancies.
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Remove the top panel by following the instructions in “Opening the server
case” on page 31, then make sure that all cables inside the case are
attached securely. Also, make sure that the colored cable edges are
aligned correctly and that the connectors do not miss any pins.
If you have the correct test equipment, make sure that the new battery
has power. Although unlikely, your new battery may be defective.
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Beep codes
Whenever a recoverable error occurs during the power-on self-test (POST), the
BIOS displays an error message that describes the problem. The BIOS also
sounds a beep code (one long tone followed by two short tones) during POST
if the video configuration fails (a faulty video controller) or if an expansion card
is not functioning correctly. One short beep indicates the BIOS will boot the
operating system. No error found.
A PCI expansion card (for example, a RAID controller) can also issue audible
errors by itself, usually consisting of one long tone followed by a series of short
tones. For more information on the beep codes issued, check the
documentation for that device.
The following table shows POST error beep codes. Prior to system video
initialization, BIOS uses these codes to inform you of error conditions.
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Beeps
Description
Troubleshooting steps
1
Memory refresh timer error
Reseat the memory modules or replace
with modules you know are good.
2
Parity error in the first 64 KB of memory.
Same as for 1 beep.
3
Base memory read/write test error
Same as for 1 beep.
4
System board timer not operational.
Possible system board malfunction. To
eliminate the possibility of an add in-card
problem, remove all expansion cards.
If the beep code occurs even when all
expansion cards have been removed, the
system board is at fault.
If the beep code does not occur when the
expansion cards have been removed, one
of the cards is causing the problem. Install
the cards one at a time until the problem
happens again. When the beep code
returns, the most recent card you installed
is at fault.
5
A processor on the system board
generated an error.
Remove one of the processors if two are
installed, then try a known good processor
in the first socket.
Same as for 4 beeps.
6
The keyboard controller (8042) may be
defective. The BIOS cannot switch to
Protected mode.
Remove the keyboard to see if the error
goes away. If it does, try a known good
keyboard.
Same as for 4 beeps.
7
General exception error (processor
exception error).
Same as for 5 beeps
8
Display memory error (system video
adapter).
If the system video adapter is an add-in
card, replace or reseat the video adapter. If
the video adapter is integrated into the
system board, the board may be faulty. Try
using an add-in card.
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Beeps
Description
Troubleshooting steps
9
The ROM checksum value does not match
the value encoded in the BIOS.
Same as for 4 beeps.
10
The shutdown register for CMOS RAM
failed.
Same as for 4 beeps.
11
The cache memory test failed.
Same as for 4 beeps.
LED information
See the following table for a description of this server’s LEDs and the information
they provide:
LED Name
Function
Location
Color
Description
ID
Aid in server
identification
Control panel
and back of
system board
Yellow
(front)
Blue (back)
On - Server identification
enabled
System Fault
Visible fault
warning
Control panel
Red
Off - System normal
Blinking - Non-critical
system fault
On - Critical system fault
(system needs to be shut
down and serviced)
Hard drive
tray LEDs
Indicate drive
status and
activity
On each hard
drive tray
Blue or red
Blue (On) - Hard drive
present
Blue (Blinking) - Hard drive
activity
Red (On) - Hard drive fault
Red (Blinking) - Hard drive
rebuilding
Off - No hard drive access
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LED Name
Function
Location
Color
Description
NIC status
LEDs
Identify NIC
states
Control panel
and back I/O
panel RJ-45
connectors
Blue (front)
Blue (On) - Link
Blue (Blink) - Activity
Off - No link
Green/
Orange
(back)
LED 1 Green (On) - NIC
linked
LED 1 Green (Blinking) - NIC
1 Gbps activity
LED 1 (Off ) - No link
LED 2 Orange (On) Link
speed 1 Gbps
LED 2 Green (On) - Link at
100 Mbps
LED 2 Green (Off ) - Link at
10 Mbps
Power LED
Identify the
power state of
the system
Control panel
Blue
Off - Power is off
Blinking - Power saving state
(S1, S3, or S4)
On - Power is on
AC power
LED
Identify power
supply fault
Power supply
module
Green or
Orange
Green (On) - Power supply
good and receiving power
Orange (On) - Power supply
critical event causing
shutdown
Orange (Blinking) - Close to
protection threshold or over
within 15 seconds
Off - Power supply not
receiving power
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Diagnostic LEDs
The BIOS sends a 1-byte hex code to port 80 prior to each POST task. These
codes are displayed on eight orange LEDs, located on the system board and
available at the back of the server chassis. They can provide troubleshooting
information in the event of a system hang during POST.
POST code checkpoints
The following table shows the checkpoints, LED codes, and task description of
events that may occur during the POST portion of the BIOS:
Check
point
Description
03
Disable NMI, Parity, video for EGA, and DMA controllers. Initialize BIOS,
POST, Runtime data area. Also initialize BIOS modules on POST entry and
GPNV area. Initialized CMOS as mentioned in the Kernel Variable
“wCMOSFlags.”
04
Check CMOS diagnostic byte to determine if battery power is OK and
CMOS checksum is OK. Verify CMOS checksum manually by reading
storage area. If the CMOS checksum is bad, update CMOS with power-on
default values and clear passwords. Initialize status register A.
Initialize data variables that are based on CMOS setup questions. Initialize
both the 8259 compatible PICs in the system.
05
Initialize the interrupt controller in hardware (generally PIC) and interrupt
vector table.
06
Do R/W test to CH-2 count reg. Initialize CH-0 as system timer. Install the
POSTINT1Ch handler. Enable IRQ-0 in PIC for system timer interrupt.
Trap INT1Ch vector to “POSTINT1ChHandlerBlock.”
08
Initialize the CPU. The BAT test is being done on KBC. The keyboard
controller command byte is being programmed after Auto detection of
KB/MS using AMI KB-5.
C0
Early CPU Init Start — Disable Cache - Init Local APIC
C1
Set up boot strap processor information.
C2
Set up boot strap processor for POST.
C5
Enumerate and set up application processors.
C6
Re-enable cache for boot strap processor.
C7
Early CPU Init Exit.
0A
Initialize the 8042 compatible keyboard controller.
0B
Detect the presence of PS/2 mouse.
0C
Detect the presence of keyboard in KBC port.
0E
Testing and initialization of different input devices. Also, update the
Kernel Variables.
Trap the INT09h vector, so that the POST INT09h handler gets control for
IRQ1. Uncompress all available language, BIOS logo, and Silent logo
modules.
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Check
point
Description
13
Early POST initialization of chipset registers.
24
Uncompress and initialize any platform specific BIOS modules.
30
Initialize System Management Interrupt.
2A
Initialize different devices through DIM.
See “DIM code checkpoints” on page 86 for more information.
2C
Initialize different devices. Detects and initializes the video adapter
installed in the system that has optional ROMs.
2E
Initialize all the output devices.
31
Allocate memory for ADM module and uncompress it. Give control to
ADM module for initialization. Initialize language and font modules for
ADM. Activate ADM module.
33
Initialize the silent boot module. Set the window for displaying text
information.
37
Displaying sign-on message, CPU information, setup key message, and
any OEM-specific information.
38
Initialize different devices through DIM. See “DIM code checkpoints” on
page 86 for more information.
39
Initialize DMAC-1 and DMAC-2.
3A
Initialize RTC date/time.
3B
Test for total memory installed in the system. Also, press DEL or ESC keys
to limit memory test. Display total memory in the system.
3C
Mid-POST initialization of chipset registers.
40
Detect different devices (parallel ports, serial ports, and coprocessor in
CPU, and so on) successfully installed in the system and update the BDA,
EBDA, and so on.
50
Programming the memory hole or any kind of implementation that needs
an adjustment in system RAM size, if needed.
52
Updates CMOS memory size from memory found in memory test.
Allocates memory for Extended BIOS Data Area from base memory.
60
Initialize NUM-LOCK status and programs the KBD typematic rate.
75
Initialize Int-13 and prepare for IPL detection.
78
Initialize IPL devices controlled by BIOS and option ROMs.
7A
Initialize remaining option ROMs.
7C
Generate and write contents of ESCD in NVRam.
84
Log errors encountered during POST.
85
Display error to the user and gets the user response to error.
87
Execute BIOS setup if needed/requested.
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point
Description
8C
Late POST initialization of chipset registers.
8D
Build ACPI tables (if ACPI is supported).
8E
Program the peripheral parameters. Enable/disable NMI as selected.
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Late POST initialization of system management interrupt.
A0
Check boot password if installed.
A1
Clean-up work needed before booting to operating system.
A2
Take care of runtime image preparation for different BIOS modules. Fill the
free area in F000h segment with 0FFh. Initializes the Microsoft® IRQ
Routing Table. Prepares the runtime language module. Disables the
system configuration display, if needed.
A4
Initialize runtime language module.
A7
Display the system configuration screen, if enabled. Initialize the CPUs
before boot, including the programming of the MTRRs.
A8
Prepare CPU for operating system boot, including final MTRR values.
A9
Wait for user input at config display, if needed.
AA
Uninstall POST INT1Ch vector and INT09h vector. De-initializes the ADM
module.
AB
Prepare BBS in Int 19 boot.
AC
End of POST initialization of chipset registers.
B1
Save system context for ACPI.
00
Pass control to OS Loader (typically INT19h).
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Bootblock initialization code checkpoints
The Bootblock initialization code sets up the chipset, memory, and other
components before system memory is available. The following table provides
the diagnostic LED code for these checkpoints and describes the type of
checkpoints that may occur during the bootblock initialization:
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Check
point
Description
Before
D1h
Early chipset initialization is done. Early super I/O initialization is done,
including RTC and keyboard controller. NMI is disabled.
D1
Perform keyboard controller BAT test. Check if waking up from power
management suspend state. Save power-on CPUID value in scratch CMOS.
D0
Go to flat mode with 4 GB limit and GA20 enabled. Verify the bootblock
checksum.
D2
Disable CACHE before memory detection. Execute full memory sizing
module. Verify that flat mode is enabled.
D3
If memory sizing module not executed, start memory refresh and do
memory sizing in Bootblock code. Do additional chipset initialization.
Re-enable CACHE. Verify that flat mode is enabled.
D4
Test base 512 KB memory. Adjust policies and cache first 8 MB. Set stack.
D5
Bootblock code is copied from ROM to lower system memory and control
is given to it. BIOS now executes out of RAM.
D6
Both key sequence and OEM-specific method is checked to determine if
BIOS recovery is forced. Main BIOS checksum is tested. If BIOS recovery is
necessary, control flows to checkpoint E0. See Bootblock Recovery Code
Checkpoints section of document for more information.
D7
Restore CPUID value back into register. The Bootblock-Runtime interface
module is moved to system memory and control is given to it. Determine
whether to execute serial flash.
D8
The Runtime module is uncompressed into memory. CPUID information is
stored in memory.
D9
Store the Uncompressed pointer for future use in PMM. Copying Main BIOS
into memory. Leaves all RAM below 1 MB Read-Write, including E000 and
F000 shadow areas, but closing SMRAM.
DA
Restore CPUID value back into register. Give control to BIOS POST
(ExecutePOSTKernel). See “POST code checkpoints” on page 81 for more
information.
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Bootblock recovery code checkpoints
The bootblock recovery code gets control when the BIOS determines that a BIOS
recovery needs to occur because the user has forced the update or the BIOS
checksum is corrupt. The following table provides the diagnostic LED codes for
these checkpoints and describes the type of checkpoints that may occur during
the Bootblock recovery portion of the BIOS:
Check
point
Description
E0
Initialize the floppy controller in the super I/O. Some interrupt vectors are
initialized. DMA controller is initialized. 8259 interrupt controller is
initialized. L1 cache is enabled.
E9
Set up floppy controller and data. Attempt to read from floppy.
EA
Enable ATAPI hardware. Attempt to read from ARMD and ATAPI CDROM.
EB
Disable ATAPI hardware. Jump back to checkpoint E9.
EF
Read error occurred on media. Jump back to checkpoint EB.
E9 or
EA
Determine information about root directory of recovery media.
F0
Search for pre-defined recovery file name in root directory.
F1
Recovery file not found.
F2
Start reading FAT table and analyze FAT to find the clusters occupied by the
recovery file.
F3
Start reading the recovery file cluster by cluster.
F5
Disable L1 cache.
FA
Check the validity of the recovery file configuration to the current
configuration of the flash part.
FB
Make flash write-enabled through chipset and OEM-specific method.
Detect correct flash part. Verify that the found flash part size equals the
recovery file size.
F4
The recovery file size does not equal the found flash part size.
FC
Erase the flash part.
FD
Program the flash part.
FF
The flash has been updated successfully. Make flash write-disabled. Disable
ATAPI hardware. Restore CPUID value back into register. Give control to
F000 ROM at F000:FFF0h.
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DIM code checkpoints
The Device Initialization Manager (DIM) gets control at various times during
BIOS POST to initialize different system buses. The following table describes the
main checkpoints where the DIM module is accessed.
Checkpoint
Description
2A
Initialize different buses and perform the following
functions:
Reset, Detect, and Disable (function 0) — Disables all
device nodes, PCI devices, and PnP ISA cards. It also
assigns PCI bus numbers.
Static Device Initialization (function 1) — Initializes
all static devices that include manual configured
onboard peripherals, memory and I/O decode
windows in PCI-PCI bridges, and noncompliant PCI
devices. Static resources are also reserved.
Boot Output Device Initialization (function 2) —
Searches for and initializes any PnP, PCI, or AGP video
devices.
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Initialize different buses and perform the following
functions:
Boot Input Device INitialization (function 3) —
Searches for and configures PCI input devices and
detects if system has standard keyboard controller.
IPL Device Initialization (function 4) — Searches for
and configures all PnP and PCI boot devices.
General Device Initialization (function 5) —
Configures all onboard peripherals that are set to an
automatic configuration and configures all
remaining PnP and PCI devices.
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ACPI runtime checkpoints
ACPI checkpoints are displayed when an ACPI-capable operating system either
enters or leaves a sleep state. The following table describes the types of
checkpoints that may occur during ACPI sleep or wake events:
Checkpoint
Description
AC
First ASL checkpoint. Indicates that the system is
running in ACPI mode.
AA
System is running in APIC mode.
01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Entering sleep state S1, S2, S3, S4, or S5.
10, 20, 30, 40, 50
Waking from sleep state S1, S2, S3, S4, or S5.
BIOS
The settings in the BIOS Setup utility are not retained
■ Replace the CMOS battery. For instructions, see “Replacing the CMOS
battery” on page 57.
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Optical drive
Your server does not recognize an optical drive
■ Restart your server, then open the BIOS Setup utility by pressing and
holding F2 while your server restarts. Make sure that the IDE controllers
are enabled. For more information, see “Using the BIOS Setup Utility” on
page 63.
■ Reinstall the device driver. For instructions, see Using Your Server
Companion DVD.
■ Make sure that the drive is configured correctly by following the
instructions in the drive’s documentation.
■ Turn off your server, then remove the drive and push it in again to make
sure the drive is seated correctly. For instructions, see “Removing and
installing an optical drive” on page 33.
Your optical drive tray does not open
■ Press a straightened paper clip wire into the optical drive’s manual eject
hole. The drive tray opens.
■ If this problem happens frequently while the server is turned on, the drive
may be defective.
Expansion cards
Your server does not recognize an expansion card
■ Restart your server.
■ Make sure that you have installed the necessary software or driver. For
instructions, see the card’s documentation.
■ Reseat the expansion card and riser card. For instructions, see “Installing
and removing PCI expansion cards” on page 43.
Hard drive
The hard drive cannot be accessed, or you receive a “General failure
reading drive C” error message
■ If a diskette is in the diskette drive, eject it and restart your server by
pressing the reset button.
■ Restart your server by pressing the reset button.
■ Turn off your server, then remove all hard drives and push them in again
to make sure the drives are seated correctly. For instructions, see
“Removing and installing a hard drive” on page 36.
■ If your server has been subjected to static electricity or physical shock, you
may need to reinstall the operating system.
You receive a “Non-system disk” or “disk error” error message
■ Eject the diskette from the diskette drive, then press ENTER.
■ Make sure that your hard drive has an active partition. For more
information, see “The master boot record is corrupted” on page 88.
You are having problems with a SATA drive
■ For normal SATA drives (not SATA RAID), check the BIOS
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setup utility to see if the BIOS has recognized the drive.
Make sure that the power cable and SATA cables are attached securely to
the drive cage.
If the drive is not detected, try a different SATA port.
Try swapping SATA cables between drives to determine if the cable is
defective.
Try listening to the drive to determine if the drive is spinning up. If not,
the drive may be defective.
The master boot record is corrupted
■ In a Windows network operating system, repair the master boot record
using FDISK.
To repair the master boot record:
■
At a DOS command prompt, type fdisk/mbr, then press ENTER.
Internet
See also Modem.
You cannot connect to the Internet
■ Make sure that your account with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is
set up correctly. Contact your ISP technical support for help.
■ Make sure that you do not have a problem with your modem.
Keyboard
Liquid has been spilled into the keyboard
■ If you spilled liquid in the keyboard, turn off your server and unplug the
keyboard. Clean the keyboard and turn it upside down to drain it. Let the
keyboard dry before using it again. If the keyboard does not work after it
dries, you may need to replace it. This type of damage is not covered by
your server’s warranty.
Memory
Memory errors were detected during server start up
■ Open your server and make sure that the memory modules are installed
correctly. For instructions, see “Installing memory” on page 39.
■ A memory module may be defective. If possible, try another memory
module and see if the error repeats.
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Monitor
Your server is running but there is no picture
■ Adjust the brightness and contrast controls to the center position.
■ Make sure that the monitor is plugged in and turned on. If the monitor is
turned on, the power LED should be lit.
■ Check the port and cable for bent or damaged pins.
■ Connect your monitor to another computer, or connect a monitor that you
know works to your server.
The color is not uniform
Make sure that the monitor warms up for at least 30 minutes before making a
final judgment about color uniformity.
Make sure that:
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The monitor is not positioned too close to another monitor, electric fan,
or fluorescent light.
You demagnetize the screen using the monitor’s degauss feature. For
more information on degauss, see the monitor’s documentation.
A horizontal line or wire is visible across the CRT monitor screen
The monitor may use thin damper wires, located approximately 1/3 of the way
from the upper and lower screen edges, to stabilize the internal aperture grille.
These wires are most obvious when the monitor displays a white background.
The aperture grille allows more light to pass through the screen for brighter
colors and greater luminescence. The damper wire is a critical part of the overall
monitor design and does not negatively affect the monitor’s function.
Power
You press the power button, but the server does not turn on
■ If the power button LED is green, the server is turned on, but you may not
be seeing an image on the monitor. For monitor troubleshooting, see
“Monitor” on page 89.
■ If your server is plugged into a surge protector or UPS, make sure that the
surge protector or UPS is connected securely to an electrical outlet, turned
on, and working correctly. One way to check this is to plug the server
directly into a wall outlet, bypassing the surge protector or UPS.
■ Make sure that the electrical outlet is working by plugging a working
device, such as a lamp, into the outlet, then turning it on to test the outlet.
■ Open your server and make sure that the power supply module cage cable
is connected correctly to the system board.
When you turn on the server, it makes several short beeps
■ The short beeps indicate the server has encountered some type of error.
See “Beep codes” on page 78.
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Processor
Your server does not recognize a new processor
■ Make sure that the processor is fully seated in its socket. The processor
should be recognized automatically if it is installed correctly.
■ If you have upgraded your server from one processor to two, you may
need to reconfigure your operating system so it recognizes the additional
processor. For instructions, see your operating system’s documentation.
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Server Specifications
• System specifications
• System board specifications
• Environmental specifications
• Electronic specifications
• Additional specifications
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System specifications
Case size
(H×W×L)
1.70 × 15.79 × 29.58 inches (4.32 × 40.10 × 75.14 cm)
Weight
25 to 37 lbs. (11.34 to 16.78 Kg)
Fans
■
Six dual-rotor, multi-speed system fans
Ports
■
PS/2 keyboard or mouse (2)
USB (4 standard, 2 front and 2 back)
Serial
VGA (1 standard [back])
LAN (2) (RJ-45)
IPMI (RJ-45) for BMC
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Drives
(standard)
One slimline drive bay for an optical drive
Hard drive bays
Four SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays
Card sizes
Supports one full-length, full-height and one low-profile PCI
expansion card
Power supply
One 650 W hot-swap, power supply module (standard)
Additional 650 W hot-swap redundant power supply module
(optional)
Operating
systems
Supports Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server
2003
Certifications
■
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FCC Class A
UL
cUL
System board specifications
Processor
Supports as many as two Intel® Xeon™ 5100 series processors
Chipset
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Memory
Eight 240-pin vertical DIMM slots support from 512 MB to 32 GB if
fully-buffered (FB-DIMM) DDR2-667 compliant, ECC, 72-bit, single
rank or dual rank, low-profile or ultra low-profile, SDRAM modules.
PCI device/slot
PCI riser assembly, featuring:
One full-length, full-height 64-bit PCI-X 100 MHz or one
PCI-Express riser, which supports one card.
One low-profile (LP) PCI-Express riser, which supports one card.
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VGA
■
■
■
Super I/O
■
■
LAN
■
■
■
■
Server Engines VGA on pilot chip
2.25 MB display memory
Up to 1280 × 1024, 8 bpp or 1024 × 768, 16 bpp
Server Engine Pilot controller
Supports one fast UART 16550 serial port, one PS/2 keyboard port,
and one PS/2 mouse port
Intel ESB2 controller
Dual onboard 10/100/1000 network interface
IEEE 850.3u auto-negotiation support
Full duplex support
SATA
2 SFF 8087 connectors to support as many as 6 SATA devices.
ACPI
ACPI 2.0b compliance
Supports:
S0
S1
S5
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Environmental specifications
The following specifications identify maximum environmental conditions. At no
time should the server run under conditions which violate these specifications.
Variable
Requirements
Temperature
Nonoperating: -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
Operating: 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C) with a maximum rate of
change not to exceed 10° per hour
Humidity
Nonoperating: + 10% to +95%
Operating: +20% to +80%
Acoustic noise
Sound Pressure: 58 dBA (Rackmount) in an idle state at typical
office ambient temperature. (73.4 +/- ° F) Sound Power: 6.8 BA in
an idle state at typical office ambient temperature. (73.4 +/- 3.6° F)
Shock
Operating - 5.0 g, 11 mSec, 1/2 sine
Unpackaged - 25 g, velocity change 136 inches/sec
( 40 lbs to > 80 lbs).
Packaged - Non-palletized free fall in height 24 inches (
to > 80 lbs)
≧
Vibration
Unpackaged - 5 Hz to 500 Hz, 2.20 g RMS random
Electrostatic
discharge (ESD)
Tested to +/-15 kV - direct contact
+/- 8kV - air discharge
System cooling
requirement in
BTU/Hr
2219 BTU/hour for one 650 W power supply module
4438 BTU/hour for two 650 W power supply modules
≧ 40 lbs
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Electronic specifications
Memory map
Address Range (hex)
Amount
Function
0 to 07FFFFh
640 KB
DOS region, base system memory
0A0000h to 0BFFFFh
128 KB
Video or SMM memory
0C0000h and 0DFFFFh
128 KB
Expansion card BIOS and buffer area
0E0000h to 0FFFFFh
128 KB
System BIOS
0E0000h to 0EFFFFh
2 MB
Extended system BIOS
FC000000h to FFFFFFFFh
64 MB
PCI memory space
Interrupts
Important
If you disable an IDE controller to free the
interrupt for that controller, you must
physically unplug the IDE cable from the
system board. Simply disabling the drive
by configuring the BIOS option does not
make the interrupt available.
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The following table reflects a typical configuration, but you can change these
interrupts. Use this information to determine how to program each interrupt.
ISA Interrupt
Description
IRQ0
8254 timer
IRQ1
Keyboard controller
IRQ2
Cascade for IRQ9
IRQ3
Free
IRQ4
Serial port
IRQ5
Hot-plug SCSI controller
IRQ6
Diskette controller
IRQ7
Free
IRQ8
Real-time clock
IRQ9
Generic, Option for SCI
IRQ10
VGA
IRQ11
USB
IRQ12
Mouse controller
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ14
Primary IDE controller
IRQ15
Secondary IDE controller
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Electronic specifications
Connector pinouts
Main power connector (J8)
Pin
Signal Name
1
+3.3 V
2
+3.3 V
3
Ground
4
+5 V
5
Ground
6
+5 V
7
Ground
8
Power good
9
Stand by +5 V
10
+12 V
11
+12 V
12
+3.3 V
13
+3.3 V
14
-12 V
15
Ground
16
DC_ON (soft on/off )
17
Ground
18
Ground
19
Ground
20
Key
21
+5 V
22
+5 V
23
+5 V
24
Ground
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Processor power connector (J6)
Pin
Signal Name
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
Ground
5
+12 V
6
+12 V
7
+12 V
8
+12 V
Pin
Signal Name
1
Red (analog color signal R)
2
Green (analog color signal
G)
3
Blue (analog color signal B)
4
No connection
5
GND
6
GND
7
+5 V
8
GND
9
+5 V
10
GND
11
No connection
12
SDA
13
HSYNC (horizontal sync)
14
VSYNC (vertical sync)
15
SCL
VGA connector
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Serial port connector
Pin
Signal Name
Description
1
DCD
Data Carrier Detect1
2
RXDATA
Receive Data
3
TXDATA
Transmit Data
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
5
GND
Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
RTS
Request To Send
8
CTS
Clear To Send
9
RI
Ring Indicate
Keyboard and Mouse connectors
Pin
Signal Name
1
Keyboard (or mouse) data
2
NC
3
GND
4
+5 V
5
Keyboard (or mouse) clock
6
NC
External USB connectors
Pin
Signal Name
1
+5 V
2
USBN Data-
3
USBN Data+
4
GND
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I2C (SMBus) connector
Pin
Signal Name
1
I2C SCL
2
I2C SDA
3
I2C Alert
4
Ground
5
+3.3 V
Additional specifications
For more information about your server, such as memory size, hard drive size,
and processor type, visit Gateway’s eSupport page at support.gateway.com. The
eSupport page also has links to additional Gateway documentation and detailed
specifications for your own server.
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BIOS Settings
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If you ever need to restore your BIOS settings, such as after a system board
change, a record of the settings will make the process much easier. You can print
this appendix, then record your custom BIOS settings on the printout. Only
settings which can be changed are listed. For a complete list of viewable BIOS
settings, run the BIOS Setup utility.
To view all BIOS settings:
1 Restart your server
2 Press F2 when the Gateway logo screen appears during startup. The BIOS
Setup utility opens.
3 Select menus and submenus to display setting information.
Caution
Setting the wrong values in the Advanced
Menu may cause the server to
malfunction.
BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Main
System Overview
AMIBIOS (CORE, Build date,
System ID, Version),
Processor (Type, Speed,
Count)
System Memory (Size)
System Time
HH:MM:SS
System Date
DAY MM/DD/YYYY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Manufacturer
Brand String
Frequency
FSB Speed
CPU1 (CPUID, Cache L1,
Cache L2, Cache L3)
CPU2 (CPUID, Cache L1,
Cache L2, Cache L3)
100
Max CPUID Value Limit
Enabled
Disabled
Virtualization Technology
(VT)
Enabled
Disabled
Execute Disable Bit
Enabled
Disabled
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BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Hardware Prefetcher
Enabled
Disabled
Adjacent Cache Line
Prefetch
Enabled
Disabled
Virtualization Technology
(VT)
Enabled
Disabled
Hyper-Threading
Technology
Enabled
Disabled
Intel Speed Step™ Tech
Auto
Disabled
Memory Performance
Mode
Non-Redundant
Interleaved
Single Channel
Mirror
Mirrors branch
space
Between
branches
Spare
Rank/DIMM
Sparing
Memory
Configuration
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Total Memory Capacity
Memory Redundancy
Non-Redundant
Mirror
Spare
DIMM 1
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 2
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 3
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 4
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 5
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 6
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 7
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 8
(Size)
(Not Installed)
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
ATA/IDE Configuration
Disabled
Compatible
Enhanced
Legacy IDE Channels
SATA Only
PATA Pri, SATA Sec
SATA Pri, PATA Sec
PATA Only
Configure SATA as
IDE
RAID
ACHI
Primary IDE Master
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Primary IDE Slave
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Secondary IDE Master
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Secondary IDE Slave
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Third IDE Master
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Fourth IDE Master
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Fourth IDE Slave
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
ACHI Port 0
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 1
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 2
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 3
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 4
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 5
(auto-detected)
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Hard Disk Write Protect
Disabled
Enabled
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25,
30, 35
Onboard Floppy Controller
Disabled
Enabled
Floppy A
Disabled
1.44 MB 3½”
2.88 MB 3½”
Serial Port 1 Address
Disabled
3F8
2F8
3E8
2E8
Serial Port 1 IRQ
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ10
IRQ11
PS/2 Keyboard
Present
PS/2 Mouse
Present
Super I/O
Configuration
USB Configuration
USB Devices Enabled (List
of USB devices detected by
BIOS)
Legacy USB Support
Disabled
Enabled
Auto
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
FullSpeed
(12 Mbps)
HiSpeed
(480 Mbps)
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Disabled
Enabled
USB Mass Storage Device
Configuration
Selects USB Mass
Storage Device
Configuration
submenu with USB
Device enable
Onboard VGA
Disabled
Enabled
Onboard ESB2 NIC
Disabled
Enabled
PCI Configuration
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
NIC 1 PXE function
Disabled
Enabled
NIC 2 PXE function
Disabled
Enabled
GTW MzBoard Option ROM
Disabled
Enabled
Full Height Riser Slot
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■
Low Profile Riser Slot
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■
Top PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Middle PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Bottom PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Top PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Bottom PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Boot
Boot Settings
Configuration
Quick Boot
Disabled
Enabled
Quiet Boot
Disabled
Enabled
Bootup Num-Lock
Disabled
Enabled
POST Error Pause
Disabled
Enabled
1st Boot Device
Varies (Specifies
boot sequence
from the available
devices.)
nth Boot Device
Varies (Specifies
boot sequence
from the available
devices.)
Boot Device
Priority
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
1st Drive
Varies (Specifies
boot sequence
from the available
devices.)
nth Drive
Varies (Specifies
boot sequence
from the available
devices.)
1st Drive
Varies (Specifies
boot sequence
from the available
devices.)
nth Drive
Varies (Specifies
boot sequence
from the available
devices.)
1st Drive
Varies (Specifies
boot sequence
from the available
devices.)
nth Drive
Varies (Specifies
boot sequence
from the available
devices.)
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drive
CD/DVD Drives
Security
Administrator Password
(Installed/Not installed)
User Password
(Installed/Not installed)
Change Administrator
Password (Set or clear
Admin password)
User Access Level
No Access
View Only
Limited
Full Access
Change User Password (Set
or clear User password)
Password On Boot
Disabled
Enabled
Boot Sector Virus
Protection
Disabled
Enabled
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Power & Reset Switches
Inhibit
Disabled
Enabled
NMI Control
Disabled
Enabled
Server Board Part Number
Varies
Server Board Serial Number
Varies
NIC 1 MAC Address
Varies
NIC 2 MAC Address
Varies
System Part Number
Varies
System Serial Number
Varies
Chassis Part Number
Varies
Chassis Serial Number
Varies
BIOS Version
BIOS ID string
(excluding build
time/date)
BMC Device ID
Varies
BMC Firmware Revision
Varies
BMC Device Revision
Varies
PIA Revision
Varies
SDR Revision
Varies
HSC FW Revision (HSBP)
Firmware revision
of the Hotswap
controller. N/A if
not present.
Remote Access
Disabled
Enabled
Serial Port Number (Base
address and IRQ)
COM1
Serial Port Mode
115200 8,n,1
57600 8,n,1
19200 8,n,1
09600 8,n,1
Server
System
Management
Remote Access
Configuration
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Flow Control
None
Hardware
Software
Redirection After BIOS
POST
Disabled
Boot Loader
Always
Terminal Type
ANSI
VT100+
VT-UTF8
VT-UTF8 Combo Key
Support
Disabled
Enabled
IPMI Configuration
Status of BMC
BMC Firmware Revision
View BMC Event Log
Provides data on
event log
Clear BMC System Event
Log
BMC PEF Status
Disabled
Enabled
Toggle PEF
No
Yes
IOat
Disabled
Enabled
Restore on AC
Power Loss
Power Off
Power On
Last State
Wake on RING
function
Disabled
Enabled
Exit
Save Changes and Exit
(F10)
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Custom Defaults
Save Custom Defaults
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The following second level submenus are accessed from the submenu indicated
in the first column.
BIOS submenu BIOS 2nd level
submenu
Setting
Value
IDE
Configuration
Primary IDE Master
(All IDE drives)
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(Below is shown
information and options
appropriate to drive type)
Device
Device information
Vendor
Device vendor
Size
Device size
LBA Mode
Device LBA mode
Block Mode
Device block mode
PIO Mode
Device PIO mode
Async DMA
Device Async DMA
mode
Ultra DMA
Device Ultra DMA
mode
S.M.A.R.T.
Device S.M.A.R.T.
support
Type
Not Installed
Auto
CD/DVD
ARMD
LBA/Large Mode
Disabled
Auto
Block (Multi-Sector
Transfer) Mode
Disabled
Auto
PIO Mode
Auto
0
1
2
3
4
DMA Mode
Auto
SWDMA 0-2
MWDMA 0-2
UWDMA 0-6
S.M.A.R.T.
Auto
Disabled
Enabled
32Bit Data Transfer
Disabled
Enabled
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BIOS submenu BIOS 2nd level
submenu
Setting
Value
USB Mass Storage Reset
Delay
10 Sec
20 Sec
30 Sec
40 Sec
Device #1
Only displayed if a
device is detected.
Includes a DeviceID
string returned by the
USB device.
Emulation Type
Auto
Floppy
Forced FDD
Hard Disk
CDROM
Device #n
Only displayed if a
device is detected.
Includes a DeviceID
string returned by the
USB device.
Emulation Type
Auto
USB
Configuration
USB Mass Storage
Device
Configuration
Floppy
Forced FDD
Hard Disk
CDROM
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APPENDIX C
Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information
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Important safety information
Warning
Always follow these instructions to help
guard against personal injury and
damage to your Gateway system.
Your Gateway system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to
ensure safe use of this product, it is important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation are followed.
Setting up your system
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Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in the documentation before you operate your system. Retain all safety and
operating instructions for future use.
Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.
Set up the system on a stable work surface.
The product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the rating label.
If your computer has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in the proper position for your area. The voltage selector
switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage.
Openings in the computer case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings. Make sure you provide adequate space,
at least 6 inches (15 cm), around the system for ventilation when you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any kind into the
computer ventilation openings.
Some products are equipped with a three-wire power cord to make sure that the product is properly grounded when in use. The plug on
this cord will fit only into a grounding-type outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet, contact an
electrician to install the appropriate outlet.
If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere rating on the products plugged into the extension cord
does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
If your system is fitted with a TV Tuner, cable, or satellite receiver card, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically
grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and buildup of static charges.
Care during use
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Warning
This unit has two power supplies. To
remove power from all internal circuitry
you must disconnect both power cords.
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Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
Do not spill anything on the system.
Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the system board. There is a danger of explosion if the CMOS battery is replaced
incorrectly. Replace the battery with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
When the computer is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows through the computer. To avoid electrical shock, always
unplug all power cables and modem cables from the wall outlets before cleaning the system.
Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if:
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The power cord or plug is damaged.
■ Liquid has been spilled into the system.
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The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are followed.
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The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
■ The system performance changes.
Replacement parts and accessories
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by Gateway.
Warning
To reduce the risk of fire, use only
No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunications line cord.
Important
Do not use Gateway products in areas
classified as hazardous locations. Such
areas include patient care areas of
medical and dental facilities,
oxygen-laden environments, or
industrial facilities.
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Regulatory compliance statements
United States of America
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15
FCC Part 15 Class A Statement
The server is designated as complying with Class A requirements if it bares the following text on the rating label:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a commercial installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
with radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case you will
be required to correct the interference at your own expense.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Gateway could void the FCC
compliance and negate your authority to
operate the product.
Telecommunications per FCC part 68
(applicable to products fitted with USA modems)
Your modem complies with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. On the computer or modem card is a label that
contains the FCC registration number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this device. If requested, this information must be provided
to the telephone company.
An FCC-compliant telephone line cord with a modular plug is required for use with this device. The modem is designed to be connected to
the telephone network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68-compliant. See installation instructions for
details.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine the number of devices which may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive
RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most areas, the sum of RENs should not
exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local
telephone company.
If this device causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of
service may be required. The telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this
equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to
maintain uninterrupted service.
This equipment cannot be used on telephone company-provided coin service. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs.
Contact the state public utility commission or public service commission for information.
When programming or making test calls to emergency numbers:
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Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for the call.
Perform such activities in the off-peak hours such as early morning or late evenings.
The United States Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device
to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of each
transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent, an identification of the business, other entity, or other
individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual. Refer to
your fax communication software documentation for details on how to comply with the fax-branding requirement.
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FCC declaration of conformity
Responsible party:
Gateway Companies, Inc.
610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049
(605) 232-2000 Fax: (605) 232-2023
Product:
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Gateway E-9425R Server
For unique identification of the product configuration, please submit the 10-digit serial number found on the product to the responsible
party.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Gateway could void the FCC
compliance and negate your authority to
operate the product.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Canada
Industry Canada (IC)
Unintentional emitter per ICES-003
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference
regulations of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe A
prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
Telecommunications per Industry Canada CS03
(for products fitted with an IC-compliant modem)
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications
network protective, operation, and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the users’
satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local
telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the inside
wiring associated with a single-line individual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly. The customer should be
aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or
alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request
the user to disconnect the equipment.
Warning
To avoid electrical shock or equipment
malfunction do not attempt to make
electrical ground connections by yourself.
Contact the appropriate inspection
authority or an electrician, as
appropriate.
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Users should make sure, for their own protection, that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines, and internal
metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals
allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to
the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.
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Laser safety statement
All Gateway systems equipped with CD and DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety standards, including IEC 825. The laser devices in
these components are classified as “Class 1 Laser Products” under a US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard. Should the unit ever need servicing, contact an authorized service location.
Warning
Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than
those specified in this manual may result
in hazardous radiation exposure. To
prevent exposure to laser beams, do not
try to open the enclosure of a CD or DVD
drive.
California Proposition 65 Warning
Warning
This product contains chemicals,
including lead, known to the State of
California to cause cancer and/or birth
defects or reproductive harm.
Environmental information
The product you have purchased contains extracted natural resources that have been used in the manufacturing process. This product may
contain substances known to be hazardous to the environment or to human health.
To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment and to maximize the use of our natural resources, Gateway provides the
following information on how you can responsibly recycle or reuse most of the materials in your “end of life” product.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (commonly known as WEEE) should never be disposed of in the municipal waste stream
(residential garbage collection). The “Crossed-Out Waste Bin” label affixed to this product is your reminder to dispose of your “end of life”
product properly.
Substances such as glass, plastics, and certain chemical compounds are highly recoverable, recyclable, and
reusable. You can do your part for the environment by following these simple steps:
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When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you, “take it back” to your local or regional
waste collection administration for recycling.
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In some cases, your “end of life” product may be “traded in” for credit towards the purchase of new Gateway
equipment. Call Gateway to see if this program is available in your area.
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If you need further assistance in recycling, reusing, or trading in your “end of life” product, you may contact us at
the Customer Care number listed in your product’s user guide and we will be glad to help you with your effort.
Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the energy-saving features of this
product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer packaging (including shipping containers) this product was delivered in, and by
disposing of or recycling used batteries properly.
With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic equipment, minimize the use of
landfills for the disposal of “end of life” products, and generally improve our quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous
substances are not released into the environment and are disposed of properly.
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Notices
Copyright © 2006 Gateway, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
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All Rights Reserved
This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any
form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These
changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any
time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For
the latest product updates, consult the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway be liable for direct, indirect,
special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the
possibility of such damages.
In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it
describes at any time, without notices or obligation.
Trademark Acknowledgments
Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands
and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Index
Numerics
5.25-inch drive
location 2
A
accessories
safety precautions 112
ACPI runtime checkpoints 86
add-in card
see card
administrator password 24
Advanced menu
BIOS Setup utility 64
B
backplane 7
installing 54
SAS/SATA 7
backplane battery
replacing 55
baseboard management controller
25
battery
location 5
replacing 57
troubleshooting 77
beep codes 78
bezel
installing 16
BIOS
recovering 65
resetting 66
resetting passwords 68
troubleshooting 86
BIOS Setup utility
menus 64, 100
navigating through 64
opening 64
passwords 24, 68
recording configuration 23
settings 100
submenus 108, 109
troubleshooting 86
BMC 25
Boot menu
BIOS Setup utility 64
bootblock initialization code
checkpoints
diagnostic LEDs 84
bootblock recovery code
checkpoints
diagnostic LEDs 85
C
see DIM
diagnostic LEDs 81
card
ACPI runtime checkpoints 86
installing 43
bootblock initialization code
slot location 3, 5, 43
checkpoints 84
troubleshooting 87
bootblock
recovery code
case
85
checkpoints
closing 32
DIM
code
checkpoints
86
opening 31
POST code checkpoints 81
checkpoints
DIM code checkpoints 86
ACPI runtime 86
bootblock initialization code 84 DIMM
see memory
bootblock recovery code 85
diskette
drive
DIM code 86
connector 5
POST code 81
location 2
cleaning
display
case 22
troubleshooting 89
keyboard 22
screen 23
documentation
tape drive 23
Gateway Web site 9
Server Companion DVD 26
closing case 32
drive bays
CMOS battery
location 2
see battery
drivers
components
installing 26
installing 30
drives
configuration jumper 5
configuring 33
connections
diskette 2
control panel 5
hard drive 2, 36
diskette drive 5
hot-swap 2, 36
IDE 5
installing 33, 36
keyboard 3
optical 2
LAN 3
RAID 2, 36
monitor 3
removing 33
mouse 3
replacing 33
network 3
SAS/SATA 2
power 3, 5
tape 23
PS/2 3
troubleshooting 87
RJ-45 5
DVD
serial 3
Server Companion 26
USB 2, 3
VGA 3
E
video 2
control panel
electronic specifications 94
replacing 58
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 30
standard 2
empty drive bays
cover panels
filling 38
removing 31
environmental specifications 93
error messages 72
D
eSupport 98
DDR SDRAM
Exit menu
see memory
BIOS Setup utility 64
device drivers
expansion
card
installing 26
see card
Device Initialization Manager
117
Index
F
fan module
connector 5
location 5
filling empty drive bays 38
finding specifications 92, 98
front panel connector 5
G
Gateway
Customer Care 70
Learning Libraries 71
Web address 9
Web site 9
Gateway System Manager 24
H
hard drive
indicator 2
installing 36
LED indicator 2
removing 36
troubleshooting 87
heat sink
installing 48
help
telephone support 70
tutoring 71
hot-swap
backplane 7
backplane, SAS/SATA 7
backplanes 54
hard drives 2, 36
power supply 51
hot-swap drives
installing 36
location 2
I
IDE
connectors 5
drive configuration 33
indicators 2, 3, 18
information
LED 8, 79
installing
add-in card 43
backplane 54
battery 57
bezel 16
card 43
drives 33
expansion cards 43
hard drive 36
heat sink 48
hot-swap
118
www.gateway.com
drive 36
memory 39
PCI expansion card 43
PCI riser assembly 43
power distribution board 52
power supply 51
processor 48
SAS/SATA backplane 54
SAS/SATA drive 36
system board 59
system fans 46
Internet connection
troubleshooting 88
interrupts 94
intrusion switch connector
location 5
IRQ assignments 94
J
jacks
see connections
jumper
location 5
K
keyboard
cleaning 22
port 3
troubleshooting 88
L
LAN jack 3
LED
information 8, 79
LEDs 2
diagnostic 81
system board 8, 79
line conditioners 12
location
drive bays 4
fan module 4
memory slots 4
PCI riser assembly 4
power supply cage 4
processor air duct 4
lock
key 2, 31
location 2, 3
M
Main menu
BIOS Setup utility 64
maintenance
cleaning 22
cleaning case 22
cleaning keyboard 22
cleaning screen 23
Gateway System Manager 24
general guidelines 22
recording BIOS configuration
23
master boot record 88
memory
installing 39
location 5
map 94
troubleshooting 88
messages 72
monitor
cleaning 23
port 3
troubleshooting 89
motherboard
see system board
mouse port 3
N
network jack 3
NMI 77
non-maskable interrupt 2, 77
O
opening case 31
operating system setup 19
optical drive
location 2
troubleshooting 87
P
password
resetting BIOS 68
supervisor 24
user 24
PCI card
see card
PCI riser assembly
installing 43
removing 43
ports
see connections
POST (power-on self-test) 19
POST code checkpoints
diagnostic LEDS 81
power
auxiliary connector 5
button 2, 18, 19
cord connector 3, 5
indicator 2
LED 2
line conditioners 12
main connector 5
www.gateway.com
protecting from surges 12
reset button 2
source problems 12
static electricity 30
surge protectors 12
troubleshooting 89
uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) 13
power cage, replacing 53
power distribution board
installing 52
power supply
installing 51
manageability connector 5
uninterruptible 13
power-on self-test 19
processor
heat sink 48
installing 48
replacing 48
troubleshooting 90
R
rack mount kit 13
rack mounting server 13
RAID drives
installing 36
RAM
see memory
rear fan 3
recovering
BIOS 65
removing
optical drive 33
PCI riser assembly 43
see installing
see removing
server from cabinet 17
system fans 46
removing hard drive 36
replacing
backplane battery 55
control panel 58
power cage 53
see installing
reset button 2
resetting
BIOS 66
resources
interrupts 94
memory map 94
riser card 5, 43
RJ-45 serial port 3
Index
S
safety
general precautions 12, 112
guidelines for troubleshooting
72
static electricity 30
SAS JBOD
connector 3
SAS/SATA
backplane 7
screen
cleaning 23
troubleshooting 89
SDRAM
see memory
security
locking server 24
set passwords 24
setting up in BIOS 24
supervisor password 24
system 24
user passwords 24
using password 24
Security menu
BIOS Setup utility 64
security switch connector
location 5
serial number 70
serial port 3
server
back 3
identifying 25
interior 4
mounting 13
removing from cabinet 17
starting 18
turning off 19
turning on 18
Server Companion DVD 9, 26
Server menu
BIOS Setup utility 64
setting up
hardware 12
operating system 19
safety precautions 12, 22, 112
Setup utility
see BIOS Setup utility
slots
memory 5
specifications 92, 98
electronic 94
environmental 93
system 92
system board 92
standard control panel 2
starting server 18
static electricity 30
supervisor password
see administrator password
support
telephone 9
surge protector 12
system 92
administration 24
control 24
ID indicator 2, 3, 25
interrupts 94
management 24
security 24
specifications 92
startup 18
system board
components 5
connectors 5
installing 59
replacing 59
specifications 92
system board LEDs 8, 79
system configuration
protecting with passwords 24
system fans
installing 46
removing 46
replacing 46
system recovery
recording BIOS configuration
23
T
tape drive
cleaning 23
location 2
technical support
Customer Care 70
resources 70
tips before contacting 70
telephone support 9, 70
training
CD 71
Gateway Learning Libraries 71
troubleshooting
add-in card 87
battery 77
beep codes 78
BIOS 86
card 87
diagnostic LEDs 81
error messages 72
expansion card 87
general guidelines 77
general safety guidelines 72
119
Index
hard drive 87
Internet connection 88
keyboard 88
LED information 8, 79
master boot record 88
memory 88
monitor 89
optical drive 87
power 89
power source problems 12
processor 90
safety guidelines 72
technical support 70
telephone support 70
video 89
turning off server 19
turning on server 18
U
uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) 13
updating the BIOS 64
UPS 13
USB ports
internal connector 5
location 2, 3
user password 24
V
VGA port 3
W
Web site
Gateway 9
120
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A MAN E-9425R USR GDE R0 10/06
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